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VIU’s ElderCollege begins online and in-person classes in September. (File photo)

VIU ElderCollege begins in September

Registration for classes is now open

  • Sep 25, 2022
VIU’s ElderCollege begins online and in-person classes in September. (File photo)
Annabelle Faustino of the 4H Club sits with her project at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Annabelle Faustino of the 4H Club sits with her project at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Smile cookie week helps families staying in Greater Victoria while receiving medical care

All proceeds from the sale of smile cookies at participating Tim Hortons to support Jeneece Place

Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unveiling tour showcases newest murals and sculptures since 2020

Everyone invited for walking tour to see and hear about latest additions

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
A presentation of the Naturalists Society will focus on the western screech owl on Sept. 20, 2022. (Tania Tripp photo)
A presentation of the Naturalists Society will focus on the western screech owl on Sept. 20, 2022. (Tania Tripp photo)
Cowichan ‘Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club members spent the evening of Sept. 1 touring three area gardens. (Submitted by Ginny Saboe)
Cowichan ‘Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club members spent the evening of Sept. 1 touring three area gardens. (Submitted by Ginny Saboe)
”Runners, walkers, bikers, and even kids in strollers head out from the start line at Saywell Park for this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 9, to help raise funds for cancer research. (Lake Cowichan Gazette/ Sept. 12, 2012)
”Runners, walkers, bikers, and even kids in strollers head out from the start line at Saywell Park for this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 9, to help raise funds for cancer research. (Lake Cowichan Gazette/ Sept. 12, 2012)
“From left: Dad Steve Boddam, paramedic Jamie Hockin, baby Ashtyn, big brother Lyum, and Mom, Laura Foglia.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Sept. 5, 2012)
“From left: Dad Steve Boddam, paramedic Jamie Hockin, baby Ashtyn, big brother Lyum, and Mom, Laura Foglia.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Sept. 5, 2012)
The annual Terry Fox Run is back in Duncan with an in-person event this year on Sept. 18. (Event poster)

Coming up in Cowichan: Terry Fox Run and a couple of AGMs

Terry Fox Run is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre

The annual Terry Fox Run is back in Duncan with an in-person event this year on Sept. 18. (Event poster)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
The playground at Kin Duck Pond in Lake Cowichan has received a new rubberized surfacing made from recycled scrap tires, thanks to a $29,578 grant the town’s Kinsmen Club received from the Tire Stewardship BC. (Photo courtesy of TSBC)

Playground in Lake Cowichan gets a new rubberized surface

Kinsmen Club received $29,000 grant for project

The playground at Kin Duck Pond in Lake Cowichan has received a new rubberized surfacing made from recycled scrap tires, thanks to a $29,578 grant the town’s Kinsmen Club received from the Tire Stewardship BC. (Photo courtesy of TSBC)
The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)

12th-annual Ride to Live set to rev up on Vancouver Island

Westcoast Motorcycle event is a fundraiser for the Island Prostate Centre

The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Motorcycle Ride to Live is set to get underway, Sept. 11. (VI Westcoast Ride to Live Facebook photo)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
“Superintendent of Public Works, Nagi Rizk (left), supervises crews on South Shore Road as they prepare for the installation of median islands as part of the town’s downtown revitalization plans.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Sept. 5, 2012)

Flashback: Garbage, more garbage, a vote and a victory

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Superintendent of Public Works, Nagi Rizk (left), supervises crews on South Shore Road as they prepare for the installation of median islands as part of the town’s downtown revitalization plans.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Sept. 5, 2012)
A member of the 4-H small engine group, Colt Myhr and his younger brother Stetson Myhr show off Colt's 4-stroke Briggs and Stratton engine at the 113th annual Cobble Hill Fair Saturday, Aug. 27. . (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cobble Hill Farmers Institute declares fair a “great success”

No numbers have been calculated but people who attended the fair are reporting a great experience

A member of the 4-H small engine group, Colt Myhr and his younger brother Stetson Myhr show off Colt's 4-stroke Briggs and Stratton engine at the 113th annual Cobble Hill Fair Saturday, Aug. 27. . (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A Martin Mars water bomber dumps a second load on a fire that began on the evening of Aug. 22 and burned until the afternoon hours of Aug. 24. A Forestry Wildfire Management helicopter was also used to douse the blaze, as well as Forestry and TimberWest ground crews. (Lake Cowichan/Aug. 29, 2012)
A Martin Mars water bomber dumps a second load on a fire that began on the evening of Aug. 22 and burned until the afternoon hours of Aug. 24. A Forestry Wildfire Management helicopter was also used to douse the blaze, as well as Forestry and TimberWest ground crews. (Lake Cowichan/Aug. 29, 2012)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Scenes from the 110th annual Cobble Hill Fair, held Aug. 24, 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cobble Hill Fair back for 113th year

In-person event after two years online

Scenes from the 110th annual Cobble Hill Fair, held Aug. 24, 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Stz’uminus canoe racing action last summer. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Canoe races in Ladysmith set for Labour Day weekend

Stz’uminus seeking sponsor support for annual event

Stz’uminus canoe racing action last summer. (Photo by Duck Paterson)