Paul Brian

Deficit, lack of funds for health concerning

Local Member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor had some praise for the budget, but expressed concern over high deficit spending

Retired hatchery worker goes back to roots

Lambert Goldsmith carves his people’s myths and history as well as his own experiences.

$4K needed for pregnant refugee, spouse

A group of local citizens is working to bring a Syrian refugee family of two (soon to be three) to the Cowichan Valley.

Enjoy ‘sneak peek’ with eclectic Adam Bay

Adam Bay loves the West Coast and the music it inspires in him is being enjoyed by audiences all over the Island and Gulf Islands.

‘Virginia Woolf’ moved to Sept.

The Mercury Players’ production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has been postponed until September

Run takes aim at ocean plastic

David Pennington is running for cleaner oceans and communities, one kilometre at a time.

Two minutes and one signed form saved her life

The 36-year-old is still thankful for the moment 10 years ago when a liver transplant saved her life

Neighbours band together for refugees

The Cowichan Valley is coming together to provide a home for Syrian refugees.

Two comedy classics meld in school show

Island Oak High School’s senior students are presenting Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Comedy of Errors this Thursday and Friday

All Trumped up: tales from the American campaign trail

I’m in a roomful of media waiting for a press conference in Hampton, New Hampshire. The date is Aug. 14, 2015.

New performing arts program for Cow High

Local students will soon have a chance to get ahead — dramatically.

Players’ dark comedy a spectacular show

Family drama takes a turn for the darkly comic in the Shawnigan Players’ outstanding production of August: Osage County

Music Festival highlights galas delight [photos]

The Cowichan Music Festival let its brightest stars shine March 2 and March 5 at a pair of dazzling highlight concerts

‘Bombargo’ ready to rock Showroom stage

Saskatoon-based alternative rock band Bombargo is ready to travel around and rock the country on the heels of their debut release

Funny show raising funds for serious cause

I am Woman, Hear Me Laff is a comedy show headlined by comedian Jen Grant, that will help raise money for Cowichan Women Against Violence

11-year-old approached by suspicious man

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance locating a “suspicious” man

Two men arrested following drive-by shooting in Nanaimo

A pair of men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Duncan, following a wild police chase in the aftermath of a drive-by shooting in Nanaimo.

Dental offices, pharmacy open after asbestos cleanup

Cowichan Valley Dental Group and Mountview Dental opened Thursday, March 3, with Mann’s Pharmacy expected to open later in the day.

Powers shares love of game with Mexico

A Mexican little league baseball team has some great equipment thanks to a Duncan man and other local supporters.

Landslide closes lane of traffic on Cowichan Bay Road

Traffic continues to be single lane for a stretch of Cowichan Bay Road bordering a landslide.