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Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

CBIA cancels Classics Car Show and Canada Day celebrations

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus
Cathy Schmidt, chair of the board of directors of the local branch of the CMHA, said the organization welcomes the recent independent report and will be working to implement its recommendations. (Citizen file)

Cowichan CMHA officials respond to report, probation order

“there are important improvements needed to ensure greater fairness within our housing program.”

Cathy Schmidt, chair of the board of directors of the local branch of the CMHA, said the organization welcomes the recent independent report and will be working to implement its recommendations. (Citizen file)
A cheque for $11,500 was presented to St. Peter’s Foot Clinic volunteer Adrian Rees by Grant Price of 100 Men Who Care Cowichan Valley in March. (submitted)

Cowichan Coffee Time: fundraising and a lucky winner

• A cheque for $11,500 was presented to St. Peter’s Foot Clinic…

  • May 18, 2020
A cheque for $11,500 was presented to St. Peter’s Foot Clinic volunteer Adrian Rees by Grant Price of 100 Men Who Care Cowichan Valley in March. (submitted)
Webinars aim to help with long-distance caregiving

Webinars aim to help with long-distance caregiving

Alzheimer Society of B.C. urging not to forget about people living with dementia, caregivers

  • May 12, 2020
Webinars aim to help with long-distance caregiving
Louise Neveu, one a group of volunteer gardeners at Cairnsmore Place, a long-term care facility, stands outside the storage shed where thieves stole valuable gardening equipment on Feb. 2. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

What you said (back before COVID-19): Garden tool grabber sparks frustration on Facebook

The accompanying Facebook post had members of the community fuming.

Louise Neveu, one a group of volunteer gardeners at Cairnsmore Place, a long-term care facility, stands outside the storage shed where thieves stole valuable gardening equipment on Feb. 2. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
An emerging ecotourism destination in B.C., the small coastal town of Tahsis is well known for its sport fishing and community spirit. (File photo/Campbell River Mirror)

Island mayor confident of small community’s ‘resilience’ in ‘trial’

The mayor of Tahsis believes that nothing can dampen the spirit of this ‘strong’ community as it heads towards its 50th anniversary

An emerging ecotourism destination in B.C., the small coastal town of Tahsis is well known for its sport fishing and community spirit. (File photo/Campbell River Mirror)
Mill Bay Plantaholics are holding a charity plant sale via email this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (submitted)

Here’s a sale for all you Cowichan plantaholics

The money will be used to support two important activities.

  • Apr 17, 2020
Mill Bay Plantaholics are holding a charity plant sale via email this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (submitted)
Nick Woywitka of Nicon Development presenting a cheque to Corrine Thompson (co-chair Starfish Cowichan Valley) with social distancing. (submitted)

Nicon Developments comes through with $5K for food for kids

Nourish Cowichan, Starfish Cowichan Valley and School District 79 thanked him last week

  • Apr 16, 2020
Nick Woywitka of Nicon Development presenting a cheque to Corrine Thompson (co-chair Starfish Cowichan Valley) with social distancing. (submitted)
Volunteer Cowichan is expanding their Better at Home program during the COVID-19 crisis to include people who aren’t seniors who are isolated at home. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)

Volunteer Cowichan encouraging anyone in need to reach out

“…we really want the public to know that Volunteer Cowichan isn’t limited to only helping seniors”

Volunteer Cowichan is expanding their Better at Home program during the COVID-19 crisis to include people who aren’t seniors who are isolated at home. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
Dr. Fiona Liston, Aimee Sherwood (executive director for the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation) and Linda Zabok (first vice-president of the Auxiliary to Cowichan District Hospital) reviewed information on new hysteroscopy equipment. (submitted)

Cowichan Coffee Time: Donation, winners, and new hospital equipment

• Providence Farm recently received Island Ford’s generous donation of $5,000 to…

  • Mar 23, 2020
Dr. Fiona Liston, Aimee Sherwood (executive director for the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation) and Linda Zabok (first vice-president of the Auxiliary to Cowichan District Hospital) reviewed information on new hysteroscopy equipment. (submitted)
Being socially active can help keep your brain fit as you age. (submitted)
Being socially active can help keep your brain fit as you age. (submitted)
Do you know what this is? Cowichan man looks to identify mystery utensil
Do you know what this is? Cowichan man looks to identify mystery utensil
The grand opening of the new Chemainus library is coming up on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Grand opening of new Chemainus library on March 7

There will be cake, refreshments, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and more

The grand opening of the new Chemainus library is coming up on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. (Photo by Don Bodger)
From left: Andrew Fox, Dr. Valorie Masuda and Dr. Sue Barr of the Cowichan Hospice House Task Force along with Shelley Kuecks, Palliative Services Coordinator and Past President Mary Ann Deacon in front of the new Cowichan Hospice facility now under construction. (submitted)

Wet weather fails to slow down Cowichan Hospice House construction

The region’s first hospice is taking shape in Duncan’s Cairnsmore neighbourhood

  • Mar 4, 2020
From left: Andrew Fox, Dr. Valorie Masuda and Dr. Sue Barr of the Cowichan Hospice House Task Force along with Shelley Kuecks, Palliative Services Coordinator and Past President Mary Ann Deacon in front of the new Cowichan Hospice facility now under construction. (submitted)
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)
Isabelle Hammer is the new president of the Malahat Legion. (Submitted)

Cowichan Coffee Time: Cheque presentations and a new president

• South Cowichan Healthcare Auxiliary presented a cheque in the amount of…

  • Jan 26, 2020
Isabelle Hammer is the new president of the Malahat Legion. (Submitted)