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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
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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

QUIZ: Do you know the way to Sesame Street?

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

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

Youbou pulls out all the stops for a great Halloween night

VIDEO: From a creepy Haunted House to a chance to show off great costumes, there was lots to enjoy

Program helps Cowichan Valley families maximize quality of life with dementia

Shaping the Journey: living with dementia will be presented

  • Nov 3, 2019

Queen Margaret’s School forms a food chain

Queen Margaret’s School held its annual Food Chain event recently and successfully…

  • Nov 2, 2019

Lake Flashback: J.H. Boyd story continues, Dorothy Clode at 75, village politics in ‘79

And, it was 10 years ago that Dawn Coe-Jones carried the Olympic flame in Lake Cowichan

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

There’s a lot more to this night of frights than ghosts, pumpkins and candy

Cowichan Coffee Time: Artworks and lots of giving

• Carole Rothnie, president of South Cowichan Healthcare Auxiliary, and Ivy Bowidge,…

  • Oct 30, 2019

Families pack Forest Discovery Centre for Halloween Train

Great weather draws big crowd out to enjoy the train and other fun at the centre

RCMP and school district combine forces in Cowichan on school bus safety

School kids don’t always think about cars when boarding or leaving a school bus: we do it for them

Weather balloon from California rescued near Campbell River

Search led rescuers to remote wilderness on Quadra Island