Paul Brian

Alistair MacGregor

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

Alistair MacGregor
Duncan carver Lambert Goldsmith runs a stand on Government Street in Duncan where he sells Cowichan First Nation carvings and crafts.  Seen here

Retired hatchery worker goes back to roots

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

Duncan carver Lambert Goldsmith runs a stand on Government Street in Duncan where he sells Cowichan First Nation carvings and crafts.  Seen here
Faran and his wife Baraa are Syrian refugees currently in Iraq. They are being privately sponsored to come to the Cowichan Valley

$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.

Faran and his wife Baraa are Syrian refugees currently in Iraq. They are being privately sponsored to come to the Cowichan Valley
Victoria musician Adam Bay will be bringing his unique one-man performance to the Duncan Showroom April 2

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.

Victoria musician Adam Bay will be bringing his unique one-man performance to the Duncan Showroom April 2

‘Virginia Woolf’ moved to Sept.

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

David Pennington of Duncan helps clean up plastic waste on the beaches of Waisai

Run takes aim at ocean plastic

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

David Pennington of Duncan helps clean up plastic waste on the beaches of Waisai
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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

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Andrew Harvath of End of the Roll (left) and volunteer Terry Black stand in front of a Cobble Hill house being fixed up to soon house a family of Syrian refugees.

Neighbours band together for refugees

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

Andrew Harvath of End of the Roll (left) and volunteer Terry Black stand in front of a Cobble Hill house being fixed up to soon house a family of Syrian refugees.
Never bring an umbrella to a sword fight. Island Oak students took advantage of some free time to rehearse a fight scene from their upcoming hilarious take on Shakespeare

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

Never bring an umbrella to a sword fight. Island Oak students took advantage of some free time to rehearse a fight scene from their upcoming hilarious take on Shakespeare
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters following a rally at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton

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.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters following a rally at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton
Cowichan Secondary School students perform in the school production of ‘Steel Pier’ in 2009.

New performing arts program for Cow High

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

Cowichan Secondary School students perform in the school production of ‘Steel Pier’ in 2009.
High as a kite on painkillers

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

High as a kite on painkillers
Dancers perform a Russian Cossack dance choreographed by C. Shaw on March 2 at the Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert.

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

Dancers perform a Russian Cossack dance choreographed by C. Shaw on March 2 at the Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert.

‘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

Comedian Jen Grant headlines ‘I am Woman

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

Comedian Jen Grant headlines ‘I am Woman

11-year-old approached by suspicious man

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

South Island Traffic

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.

South Island Traffic
Cleanup continued this week at a downtown Duncan building that was shut down due to reported asbestos contamination. A pharmacy and two dental offices in the building are now open again.

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.

Cleanup continued this week at a downtown Duncan building that was shut down due to reported asbestos contamination. A pharmacy and two dental offices in the building are now open again.
Greg Powers of Duncan

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.

Greg Powers of Duncan
A motorist drives past the closed lane on Cowichan Bay Road.

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.

A motorist drives past the closed lane on Cowichan Bay Road.