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Government says environmental review of Cowichan estuary not mandatory

All available information reviewed, according to government statement

Cowichan’s water experts hope for significant rain; not enough in the forecast

Environment Canada says that could happen today and tomorrow

39 Days in Duncan replies to criticism of new rules for children at festival’s entertainment events

It’s all about respect for the performers and audience: 39 Days folks say

Sod-turning at Cowichan Hospice House joyful occasion
Lake Cowichan mayor, council determined to keep town water supply safe
Look out for Japanese knotweed
Ken Traynor asks Lake Cowichan council for sign showing water storage left in Cowichan Lake

Cowichan RCMP look for owners of stolen hitches

Hitches recovered on July 2

  • Jul 9, 2019

VIDEO: ‘Convoy for Wilder’ brought little boy’s sandbox to life in memory of boy killed in driveway

Gravel trucks, police cars, farm equipment, motorcycles, cement mixers: all part of the convoy

North Cowichan to hire facilitator to help create new managment plan for municipal forests

Also agrees, in principle, to work with UBC group on management plan

Cowichan elder Joe Thorne named BCSTA’s First Elder and Knowledge Keeper

Cowichan Valley School District trustee Joe Thorne is taking his experience and…

Shawnigan RCMP find intoxicated woman walking horse

Handler deemed to be intoxicated

  • Jul 8, 2019

UPDATE: Escaped inmates serving time for second-degree murder, aggravated assault

James Lee Busch, Zachary Armitage escaped from William Head Institution in Metchosin on Sunday

  • Jul 8, 2019

Shawnigan Lake community not backing down from contaminated soil fight

MLA Sonia Furstenau is furious and has spoken out against the provincial…

Long-term care home The Hamlets now under construction in Duncan

With a mixture of public and private beds, the facility offers seniors neighbourhood-style living

Blowdown salvage operations underway on North Cowichan mountains

Integrated Operations Group to salvage blowdown on Stoney Hill and Mount Tzouhalem

  • Jul 7, 2019

North Cowichan projecting a possible 5.92 tax increase in 2020

But finance director says numbers will likely change

From the ground up: Duncan grad’s good news story 53-years in the making

The rise of Eric Evans has been decades in the making. For…

49 Cowichan groups urge local governments to declare climate emergency

Local governments are told they are “where the rubber hits the road” when it comes to doing anything

Canadian Freshwater Alliance calls for water action as drought deepens in Cowichan

The province needs to firmly establish legal limits on water that is taken from lakes, rivers.

Tag, and you’re in for it: Mounties investigating thousands in graffiti damage in Duncan

A series of spray can attacks have damaged several downtown businesses

VIDEO: Owner says derelict duplexes on Neva Road may be salvageable, property to be developed

Sitting between the top of Macdonald and Neva Roads, these buildings are a long-time eyesore

Rainbow flag in Lake Cowichan a real milestone

Flag over town hall flies in recognition of Pride Month

Lake Cowichan celebrates Pride Month with rainbow crosswalks at schools

It’s been an exciting June in Lake Cowichan for supporters of the LGBTQ2+ community