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E.J. Hughes lived and worked in the Cowichan Valley for many years.

Hughes works to go on show in Whistler gallery

A new art museum in Whistler will feature the work of legendary late Shawnigan Lake painter E.J. Hughes.

E.J. Hughes lived and worked in the Cowichan Valley for many years.
Children’s singer Raffi is passionately opposed to the dumping of contaminated soil near Shawnigan Lake. He plays a benefit concert for Shawnigan Lake residents to help in their opposition April 24 in Duncan.

Raffi show champions anti-soil dump cause

Children’s singer Raffi is passionate about protecting the environment and public health.

Children’s singer Raffi is passionately opposed to the dumping of contaminated soil near Shawnigan Lake. He plays a benefit concert for Shawnigan Lake residents to help in their opposition April 24 in Duncan.
The South Island Musical Theatre Society is hard at work rehearsing for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. The musical runs March 31 to April 3 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

‘Anne’ tells classic Canadian tale

It will be a classic slice of Canadiana for South Island Musical Theatre Society as they present 'Anne of Green Gables'

The South Island Musical Theatre Society is hard at work rehearsing for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. The musical runs March 31 to April 3 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra plays March 6 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in a performance entitled ‘House of Dreams’.

Symphony celebrates 60th with Tafelmusik

The best of baroque music will soon grace the Cowichan Valley.

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra plays March 6 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in a performance entitled ‘House of Dreams’.
Travis Rankin stands beside a gate he made in Youbou that depicts an elk on a mountain. Rankin’s business Wroughtenart makes unique metal creations

Building masterpieces out of metal

Travis Rankin is having a wrought-en good time. The Duncan metal artist runs Wroughtenart

Travis Rankin stands beside a gate he made in Youbou that depicts an elk on a mountain. Rankin’s business Wroughtenart makes unique metal creations

RCMP seek help after death of pedestrian

Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal pedestrian/vehicle collision that killed a 23-year-old Ladysmith man on Wednesday.

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association participant Chelsey Tuplin with horse Ember.

Therapeutic Riding celebrating 30 years

What started as a modest local organization for therapeutic riding has become one of the most successful in the country

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association participant Chelsey Tuplin with horse Ember.

Medical clinic closure has patients flooding hospital; use walk-in clinics, officials say

Those requiring non-urgent medical care or prescription refills are asked to contact nearby walk-in clinics.

Cyber bullying is big among kids many may assume are too young to think up online harassment.

Cyber bullying big for ages 9, 10

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are showing their support for Anti-Bullying Day

Cyber bullying is big among kids many may assume are too young to think up online harassment.
Adagé Studio presented its Highlights Dance Feb. 20 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre. Dancers of all ages wowed the crowd with their energy

Adagé dancers take the stage in Duncan [photos]

It was an energetic night with some great moves Feb. 20 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Adagé Studio presented its Highlights Dance Feb. 20 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre. Dancers of all ages wowed the crowd with their energy
Brentwood College School’s production of  ‘The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy’ tells the hilarious and spooky story of what happens when falling in love divides the family in unexpected ways.

Brentwood brings spooky clan to life in ‘Addams Family’

Brentwood College School is presenting The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy March 1 to 5

Brentwood College School’s production of  ‘The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy’ tells the hilarious and spooky story of what happens when falling in love divides the family in unexpected ways.
Queen Margaret’s School’s presentation of ‘Alice: Tales of a Curious Girl’  told the amazing adventures of Alice with a big cast of colourful characters.

Iconic characters shine in excellent staging of ‘Alice’

Queen Margaret’s School’s presentation of Alice: Tales of a Curious Girl was a brilliant compilation

Queen Margaret’s School’s presentation of ‘Alice: Tales of a Curious Girl’  told the amazing adventures of Alice with a big cast of colourful characters.
Nick de Lange grows rhubarb and fruit trees on Norcross Road in Duncan. He’s one of those featured in photographer Ken Miner’s upcoming book ‘Of Land and Sea’.

Farming through a 113-year-old lens

The work all comes together in a book of 21 images and stories

Nick de Lange grows rhubarb and fruit trees on Norcross Road in Duncan. He’s one of those featured in photographer Ken Miner’s upcoming book ‘Of Land and Sea’.
Dr. Eoin Finn talks about the downside of LNG before a packed crowd in Mill Bay Tuesday night.

LNG a ‘giant experiment’ Valley crowd told

B.C. government claims of massive LNG-led provincial job creation are wildly unlikely and “ridiculous,”

Dr. Eoin Finn talks about the downside of LNG before a packed crowd in Mill Bay Tuesday night.
Sixteen-year-old Wynn Rederburg of Frances Kelsey Secondary School is the winner of a 2016 Loran Scholars Award

Kelsey student wins $100K scholarship

The Cowichan Valley can say without any exaggeration that one of the brightest young minds in the country comes from right here at home.

Sixteen-year-old Wynn Rederburg of Frances Kelsey Secondary School is the winner of a 2016 Loran Scholars Award

Students dispute Minister’s statements

Students’ Union says it has already given detailed and specific reasons for opposing a new university fee to the provincial government.

Million Dollar Quartet tells the musical story of how Johnny Cash

Legends come to life in ‘Quartet’

Music and theatre lovers got their Valentine’s weekend off to a rocking start Friday at the Chemainus Theatre.

Million Dollar Quartet tells the musical story of how Johnny Cash
Tromans

Career taking shape under Tromans’s saw

Liam Tromans is carving out a great life in British Columbia — with his chainsaw.

Tromans
Student leaders at VIU allege that fees that will be instituted this spring violate provincial government policy

Fee fight divides student and VIU leaders

The Vancouver Island University Students’ Union is up in arms about a proposed new VIU student service fee

Student leaders at VIU allege that fees that will be instituted this spring violate provincial government policy
The 2016 Variety Telethon Show of Hearts is coming up Feb. 14 to raise funds to help children with special needs. Seen here are celebrations following Variety’s 2015 Telethon.

Telethon a big boon for Cowichan Valley family

The Variety Telethon Show of Hearts will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year Feb. 13 and 14.

The 2016 Variety Telethon Show of Hearts is coming up Feb. 14 to raise funds to help children with special needs. Seen here are celebrations following Variety’s 2015 Telethon.