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B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

  • Nov 20, 2019

Salvation Army kettle campaign targets $200,000 for Island residents in need

Goal is to raise $250,000 this year for Vancouver Island residents needing support

VIDEO: Lake Cowichan remembers the fallen with impressive cenotaph ceremony

Remembrance Day attracts a big crowd of Cowichan Lake folks

Support group helps Cowichan Valley families living with dementia

No one should have to experience the dementia journey alone.

  • Nov 19, 2019

Duncan Lions and friends step up with irrigation system for Providence Farm kitchen garden

Duncan Lions Club members were busy out at Providence Farm, both having…

VIU and Malahat band partnering to build a nation

Malahat Nation is putting into action the “if you build it, they will come” concept

  • Nov 16, 2019
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Muddy Feet Farm offers a happy atmosphere for pigs
All kinds of Halloween Fun at Youbou Hall
Raising the poppy flag is the official kick-off for Remembrance Day events in Duncan
What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?

Coming up in Cowichan: Meditation, bees, celebrating children’s rights, and Christmas craft fair

Deck the Hall Craft Market coming The Cowichan Exhibition is hosting their…

  • Nov 15, 2019

Lake Flashback: Tragedy strikes the Lake, RCMP call in Sikorsky chopper, and thieves leave their tools behind

Three accidental deaths in one grim week, and air crane required to save fish from wrecked truck

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign raises $15,425 in Cowichan – that’s a lot of dough

By Mike Hancock During the week of Sept. 16-22, delicious Smile Cookies…

  • Nov 14, 2019

QUIZ: Do you know the way to Sesame Street?

The iconic children’s television show first aired 50 years ago

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Fairbridge School students gave their all for the war effort

There are 78 students and 11 staff members listed on the memorial scroll in the old school chapel.

  • Nov 11, 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Old wristwatch is an echo of the First World War

A chance discovery in a box of old watches recalls heroic Cowichan Valley brothers.

  • Nov 11, 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Capt. J.S. Dobbie’s last letter to his mother and father

“We have both lost a very fine friend…a sportsman and gentleman of the very highest.”

  • Nov 11, 2019

Remembrance Day nuggets

In the last 100 days of the First World War no fewer than 30 soldiers earned the Victoria Cross

  • Nov 11, 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Canada’s First Nations soldiers

“First Nation soldiers were not recognized for their service until recently and received no pensions”

  • Nov 11, 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Doing your patriotic duty by eating nutritionally

Federal government saw rationing as an opportunity to educate Canadians in wholesome eating habits

  • Nov 10, 2019

Lake Flashback: Fatal fire, lucky escape, my first story, and more this week

We’ve got thrills and spills as well: some week in history

Not looking forward to raking? Here’s why to leave the leaves

Nature Conservancy of Canada has good news for those who hate yard work

Emergency preparedness open house at Lake Cowichan drew crowd in October

The group plans to have an emergency playbook workshop in February

  • Nov 7, 2019

Langara College honours 49 alums and staff to mark 49 years

School received more than 200 nominations for the awards that recognize one’s community impact