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Fire halts work at Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni

Plant is due for ownership change later this month

Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

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Coun. Carolyne Austin is finding that her open house is bringing issues forward
Community Paramedic program growing in Lake Cowichan
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At Duncan's International Women's Day event, Kwakiutl trio talks about visit to United Nations

Case of whooping cough confirmed in Duncan

Island Health sends letters to potential exposure sites in the area

SD79 gets $1.67 million to make schools ‘safe’ and ‘comfortable’

MLA Doug Routley is pleased to see maintenance projects moved to front burner

West Coast wolf sightings spark warning to keep pets safe

Wolf observed around Ucluelet has shown no signs of being threat to public safety

RCMP issue 18 tickets, more than $6K in fines, to drivers using cell phone in recent blitz

“Distracted driving is taken very seriously by the RCMP,” said Insp. Chris Bear.

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

Robyn Gray is new SD 79 superintendent

With a background that includes successful initiatives in early literacy, she’s starting work April 1

Robert Barron column: Patience required for local pot stores

Still none open in the Valley months after legalization

Don’t forget to “spring ahead” on Sunday

Now is a good time change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, too

N. Cowichan wants environmental assessment before CVRD decides on estuary rezoning

North Cowichan Coun. Rob Douglas brought the issue to the table at the meeting.

New North Cowichan/Duncan detachment building finally back on track

Noth Cowichan agrees “in principle” to proceed with project

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

Cowichan Lake already at August lows — drought worries high

The Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable has reported that Cowichan Lake is only about…

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat

Beaudry building on South Shore Road nearing the end of long saga

From illegal suites back to commercial, the owner is trying to ‘make it right’