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14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
Annie Corrigall and her family were joined by owners and staff of Georgia Straight Collision for the reveal party of Annie’s Help Fill A Dream dream vacation to Disney World. Photo by Terry Farrell

Help Fill A Dream sends Vancouver Island youngster and family to Disney World

Ten-year-old Annie Corrigall has been through a lot in her first decade.…

Annie Corrigall and her family were joined by owners and staff of Georgia Straight Collision for the reveal party of Annie’s Help Fill A Dream dream vacation to Disney World. Photo by Terry Farrell
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Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Rotary Club of Duncan President Andrew Dowsett, left, and Kim Barnard, program coordinator, present QMS student Seonghee Park with the Student of the Month award for October, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Leadership skills win QMS’s Park Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Duncan presented the award

  • Nov 28, 2022
Rotary Club of Duncan President Andrew Dowsett, left, and Kim Barnard, program coordinator, present QMS student Seonghee Park with the Student of the Month award for October, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Make a date with a friend or gather as a family to create both ornaments and cards. (Submitted by CLAC)
Make a date with a friend or gather as a family to create both ornaments and cards. (Submitted by CLAC)
“The Visitor Centre was a busy place on Friday, Nov. 23 as students from Lake Cowichan Secondary and middle Schools were on hand to help the centre’s manager, Katherine Worsley, decorate for the upcoming holiday season. Volunteer elves were busy around the town this past weekend decorating with holiday cheer in preparation for December Madness on Dec. 7.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 28, 2012)
“The Visitor Centre was a busy place on Friday, Nov. 23 as students from Lake Cowichan Secondary and middle Schools were on hand to help the centre’s manager, Katherine Worsley, decorate for the upcoming holiday season. Volunteer elves were busy around the town this past weekend decorating with holiday cheer in preparation for December Madness on Dec. 7.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 28, 2012)
Henry Wikkerink, manager of the Cowichan Valley Basket Society, accepts homegrown produce donated by Cowichan Valley Garden Club members, from left, Judith Appleby, Wilma Harvie, and club president Darlene Veitch. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Garden Club)

Cowichan garden club grows a lot more than a row for food bank

11 club members took up the challenge

  • Nov 25, 2022
Henry Wikkerink, manager of the Cowichan Valley Basket Society, accepts homegrown produce donated by Cowichan Valley Garden Club members, from left, Judith Appleby, Wilma Harvie, and club president Darlene Veitch. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Garden Club)
Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Christmas village display sure to delight in Youbou

While you’re there, poke around Cassy’s giftshop which has it’s grand re-opening on Dec. 1

Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Santas by the dozen take part in the Run for the Claus at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (Lyle Young photo)
Santas by the dozen take part in the Run for the Claus at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (Lyle Young photo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

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TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)

All aboard! Christmas Express pulling in to Cowichan’s Forest Discovery Centre

Enjoy Christmas crafts, the fire pits, indoor entertainment, the miniature Christmas Village

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

  • Nov 21, 2022
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
Pipers add a stirring air to the Lake Cowichan parade for Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, 2022. (Lexi Bainas photo)

Crowd turns out for Remembrance Day in Lake Cowichan

A big crowd turned out at the Cenotaph in downtown Lake Cowichan…

  • Nov 20, 2022
Pipers add a stirring air to the Lake Cowichan parade for Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, 2022. (Lexi Bainas photo)
”The fully engulfed structure fire at Mountain Man Services on South Shore Road in Lake Cowichan that the fire department arrived to on Thursday, Nov. 15. Top right: LCFD fight the blaze for over two hours and are seen here on the roof extinguishing a hot spot. Below right: Denis Pilon, Mountain Man Services owner, surveys the remains of his workshop on Friday morning after talking with Lake Cowichan RCMP.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 21, 2012)
”The fully engulfed structure fire at Mountain Man Services on South Shore Road in Lake Cowichan that the fire department arrived to on Thursday, Nov. 15. Top right: LCFD fight the blaze for over two hours and are seen here on the roof extinguishing a hot spot. Below right: Denis Pilon, Mountain Man Services owner, surveys the remains of his workshop on Friday morning after talking with Lake Cowichan RCMP.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 21, 2012)
The fundraiser in the Cowichan Valley on Oct. 15 to assist children in Ukraine impacted by the ongoing war was a major success. From left are Brian and Sharon Holowaychuk, who operate Ukrainian Safe Haven in Sooke, Galyna, who lives at the Safe Haven, and Viktoriia Kozrp and her mother Yuilya who also live there. (Cheri Fretz Beaulieu photo)

More than $15,000 for Ukrainian children raised at event

Money to go to camp in Ukraine for youth impacted by war

The fundraiser in the Cowichan Valley on Oct. 15 to assist children in Ukraine impacted by the ongoing war was a major success. From left are Brian and Sharon Holowaychuk, who operate Ukrainian Safe Haven in Sooke, Galyna, who lives at the Safe Haven, and Viktoriia Kozrp and her mother Yuilya who also live there. (Cheri Fretz Beaulieu photo)
Providence Farm is hosting its winter craft fair again in 2022, after two years off. (Citizen file)

Coming up in Cowichan: Christmas and winter fairs back; webinar for caregivers

Providence Farm and Glenora Farm are bringing back popular seasonal events

Providence Farm is hosting its winter craft fair again in 2022, after two years off. (Citizen file)