After a successful year and more of effort, the group called Choose Cowichan Lake is winding down its operations.
Lake Cowichan Coun. Bob Day, who has been a part of the committee, whose job it was to try to lure health professionals to relocate to Cowichan Lake after the community found itself facing life without a GP, told his council colleagues recently that it’s time to step back.
"The committee has decided to go into hiatus because they have achieved their mission," he said. "We’ve decided to maintain the Facebook page and let other groups put things on there that are relevant to Choose Cowichan Lake, not just health care."
Mayor Ross Forrest said there was a concern about there not being any connection between the medical services and the community, so Choose Cowichan Lake conversations will continue at one of council’s committees.