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The self-guided passport-style Cowichan Valley Wine Festival invites you to explore 12 award-winning wineries across the Cowichan Valley from Aug. 1 to 31.

Raise your glass to Cowichan Valley wines: Self-guided festival returns Aug. 1 to 31

12 wineries. 31 days. 36 unforgettable wines. Raise your glass this summer…

 

Joined by her daughter Emily (right) and the rest of their family, Kathy Collins hopes to raise awareness about early onset dementia. (Submitted)

Cowichan sisters go viral on TikTok for early onset dementia awareness efforts

It was just two years ago that Jean Collins’s sister Kathy was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.

 

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre is closed for renovations. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen file)

Aquatic Centre renovations starting soon

More space promised for crowded fitness and aquatic areas

 

A rendering of the proposed RCMP detachment on Ford and Drinkwater Roads in North Cowichan. (North Cowichan image)
A rendering of the proposed RCMP detachment on Ford and Drinkwater Roads in North Cowichan. (North Cowichan image)
Lake Cowichan RCMP stop to thank their volunteers during National Volunteer Week. (Submitted)

RCMP stop to thank their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week was April 19-25 and the Lake Cowichan RCMP wanted…

Lake Cowichan RCMP stop to thank their volunteers during National Volunteer Week. (Submitted)
Retired Lake Cowichan Secondary School French teacher Harry Evans with his wife, Helen Evans, during his 90th birthday celebration, April 25, 2010 at the Youbou Fire Hall. (Tyler Clarke/Gazette)

Lake Flashback: A big birthday, a big anniversary, and money woes

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

Retired Lake Cowichan Secondary School French teacher Harry Evans with his wife, Helen Evans, during his 90th birthday celebration, April 25, 2010 at the Youbou Fire Hall. (Tyler Clarke/Gazette)
The Cowichan Lake Idol 2020 singing competition is moving to an online event due to COVID-19.

Cowichan Lake Idol going virtual

Annual singing competition to be contested online

The Cowichan Lake Idol 2020 singing competition is moving to an online event due to COVID-19.
‘Gone fishin’. Two Lake Cowichan boys celebrate a day off in the good, old fashioned way. Freed from school by a teachers’ professional day, with an assist from the weather, the young fishermen were the envy of passers-by who crossed the bridge on their way to work. (Lexi Bainas/Lake News, April 23, 1980)

Lake Flashback: A big win, good-bye to a friend and a theme for Lake Days

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

‘Gone fishin’. Two Lake Cowichan boys celebrate a day off in the good, old fashioned way. Freed from school by a teachers’ professional day, with an assist from the weather, the young fishermen were the envy of passers-by who crossed the bridge on their way to work. (Lexi Bainas/Lake News, April 23, 1980)
Long-time Lake Cowichan resident Don Palmer watches the house he shared with his wife Luanne Palmer for over 40 years as it is torn down in April 2010. (Tyler Clarke photo)

LAKE FLASHBACK: development, drunk drivers, downhill skiing

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

Long-time Lake Cowichan resident Don Palmer watches the house he shared with his wife Luanne Palmer for over 40 years as it is torn down in April 2010. (Tyler Clarke photo)
North Cowichan going ahead with new RCMP detachment AAP

North Cowichan going ahead with new RCMP detachment AAP

Council made the unanimous decision at a special council meeting April 15

North Cowichan going ahead with new RCMP detachment AAP
ER staff show the love wearing scrub caps rom the Cowichan Covid Action team. 
(Terra Lee/Facebook)

Cowichan Valley COVID-19 helpers mobilize through Facebook

Mask and scrub cap sewing brigade connects online

ER staff show the love wearing scrub caps rom the Cowichan Covid Action team. 
(Terra Lee/Facebook)
For the first time ever, North Cowichan council has had a virtual council meeting. (Screenshot)

North Cowichan adopts 1.4 per cent tax increase for 2020

Taxes aren’t going down but they won’t be going up as much…

For the first time ever, North Cowichan council has had a virtual council meeting. (Screenshot)
Lake Flashback: New editor, new design, and recurring vandalism

Lake Flashback: New editor, new design, and recurring vandalism

Changes at Lake Cowichan papers and damage to business and services a theme in late March

Lake Flashback: New editor, new design, and recurring vandalism
Chipper Days are coming to Cowichan thanks to a $15,000 grant. (Citizen file)
Chipper Days are coming to Cowichan thanks to a $15,000 grant. (Citizen file)
A pedestrian was airlifted after being struck on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Duncan late Wednesday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Patient airlifted after being crushed by car

Trans-Canada Highway near Duncan has since re-opened

A pedestrian was airlifted after being struck on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Duncan late Wednesday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A pedestrian was airlifted after being struck on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Duncan late Wednesday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Patient airlifted after being crushed by car

Trans-Canada Highway near Duncan has since re-opened

A pedestrian was airlifted after being struck on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Duncan late Wednesday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Ros Pringle leads dancers during the 1 Billion Rising event in Duncan City Square on Friday, March 6. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan celebrates strength by dancing at 1 Billion Rising event

Women and children, and their male supporters rallied in Duncan City Square…

Ros Pringle leads dancers during the 1 Billion Rising event in Duncan City Square on Friday, March 6. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The City of Duncan will construct its first roundabout this year at the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

What you said: Talking in circles over Cowichan roundabouts

But hey, they’re not really roundabouts are they?

The City of Duncan will construct its first roundabout this year at the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Standing proudly in front of their new home in Lake Cowichan is the second half of the Vietnamese ‘boat family’. The members are left to right: Nga Xuan, her mother Bi Nguyet Lam, father Lao Hour Ngo, brother Vy Xuan Ngo, and sister Hong Xuan Ngo. (The Lake News, March 5, 1980)

LAKE FLASHBACK: Marner Missed, curling casualties and a family reunited

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

Standing proudly in front of their new home in Lake Cowichan is the second half of the Vietnamese ‘boat family’. The members are left to right: Nga Xuan, her mother Bi Nguyet Lam, father Lao Hour Ngo, brother Vy Xuan Ngo, and sister Hong Xuan Ngo. (The Lake News, March 5, 1980)
The 2018/19 Lady of the Lake royalty wave to enthusiastic supporters from the crowd. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)
The 2018/19 Lady of the Lake royalty wave to enthusiastic supporters from the crowd. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)