Lake Cowichan

The new weir features both replacement and new elements. (Submitted)

Design for new weir at Cowichan Lake unveiled

Construction may begin by 2024

 

"Mayor Ken Douglas throws first pitch to open upper Island Little League tournament here on Saturday while Barry Wilson, president of Cowichan Lake Little League offers smiling encouragement. The throw was a strike, the Ump said." (Lake News, July 22, 1981)

Lake Cowichan Flashback: Water safety, the blame game, an MLA dies

A dive into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

 

Two hour parking in the Town of Lake Cowichan’s popular spots is designed to help increase turnover and help businesses. (File photo)

Popular parking spots at Lake Cowichan limited to 2 hours

The fine will be $50 or $25 if paid before the specified time

Two hour parking in the Town of Lake Cowichan’s popular spots is designed to help increase turnover and help businesses. (File photo)
Pumping over the weir in Cowichan Lake has been required when summer droughts threatened to run the Cowichan River dry. (Gazette file)

Final design for new Lake Cowichan weir to be unveiled

The presentation runs Thursday, July 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pumping over the weir in Cowichan Lake has been required when summer droughts threatened to run the Cowichan River dry. (Gazette file)
This motorcycle was impounded by the RCMP after the driver was stopped for speeding and arrested for driving without a licence. (Submitted)

Speeding motorcyclist has bike impounded at Lake Cowichan

Driver arrested on outstanding warrant and driving without a licence

This motorcycle was impounded by the RCMP after the driver was stopped for speeding and arrested for driving without a licence. (Submitted)
”Homecoming party-goers get into the spirit of things at wine and cheese party Friday which launches three days of reminisce and recollection of days they spent as students at Lake Cowichan High School during fifties and early sixties. This crowd at the arena did not represent all of 800 people who came to reunion; about two-thirds of total are in photo.” (Lake News, July 1, 1981)
”Homecoming party-goers get into the spirit of things at wine and cheese party Friday which launches three days of reminisce and recollection of days they spent as students at Lake Cowichan High School during fifties and early sixties. This crowd at the arena did not represent all of 800 people who came to reunion; about two-thirds of total are in photo.” (Lake News, July 1, 1981)
LCS outdoor education student Matteo Conway collects fry provided by the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society for his classmates to release into the Oxbow Side Channel on the Cowichan River. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan students get some hands-on learning

“The students gained both knowledge and experience through the field trips this spring”

LCS outdoor education student Matteo Conway collects fry provided by the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society for his classmates to release into the Oxbow Side Channel on the Cowichan River. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s 52 graduating Grade 12 students celebrate a new chapter of their lives with a ceremonial tossing of their caps during their well-attended Saturday, June 25, graduation. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 29, 2011).

Flashback: Camping, classrooms, and a huge high school reunion

Do you remember these stories from Cowichan Lake?

Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s 52 graduating Grade 12 students celebrate a new chapter of their lives with a ceremonial tossing of their caps during their well-attended Saturday, June 25, graduation. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 29, 2011).
From left, Tim McGonigle, Ian Morrison, Pat Weaver, Jamie Goodman, Lorne Scheffer, Richard Weir, Gretchen Hartley, Christa Fox, and Andrew Fox celebrate a donation of $100,000 from the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative to Cowichan Hospice House. ( S.W. Lorimer photo)

Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op donates $100K to Hospice House

The secure medication room will be named to recognize the gift

  • Jun 25, 2021
From left, Tim McGonigle, Ian Morrison, Pat Weaver, Jamie Goodman, Lorne Scheffer, Richard Weir, Gretchen Hartley, Christa Fox, and Andrew Fox celebrate a donation of $100,000 from the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative to Cowichan Hospice House. ( S.W. Lorimer photo)
Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo

Lake Cowichan Kraken acquire first two players

Goalie and defenceman come to the Island in trade with Princeton Posse

Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo
Rosalie Sawrie is the program director with Social Planning Cowichan. (File photo)

Familiar stories tell the tale of poverty at Lake Cowichan

The Movin’ On Up, Cowichan Lake Poverty Reduction group has completed its community input sessions

Rosalie Sawrie is the program director with Social Planning Cowichan. (File photo)
(The winning Lady of the Lake candidates demonstrate their talents during the annual Opportunity Night, Wednesday, June 8. Mary Batyi, left, does a Highland Dance routine, accompanied by a bagpiper; Jorden Matson, centre, shows people her artwork while telling the crowd what her inspirations are; Amber Bell tells people about competitive swimming, before providing a virtual demonstration.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 15, 2011)

Flashback: Water meters, ‘Porky’, and Lady of the Lake

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

(The winning Lady of the Lake candidates demonstrate their talents during the annual Opportunity Night, Wednesday, June 8. Mary Batyi, left, does a Highland Dance routine, accompanied by a bagpiper; Jorden Matson, centre, shows people her artwork while telling the crowd what her inspirations are; Amber Bell tells people about competitive swimming, before providing a virtual demonstration.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 15, 2011)
Vetch cover crop beginning to flower. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Vetch and crimson clover to the rescue of soil fertility

I add dry organic fertilizer as plants use up what is in the soil.

Vetch cover crop beginning to flower. (Mary Lowther photo)
Tim Wilkinson, who will attempt a double anvil triathlon on Vancouver Island on July 3, poses with his training partner, Shadow, who has been dragged up and down the Nanaimo Parkway many times. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island triathlete takes on ‘double anvil’ for charity

7.6km swim, 360km bike ride, and 84.4km run, all within 36 hours

Tim Wilkinson, who will attempt a double anvil triathlon on Vancouver Island on July 3, poses with his training partner, Shadow, who has been dragged up and down the Nanaimo Parkway many times. (Submitted)
Island Health is bringing a vaccination clinic to Lake Cowichan starting June 23. (Submitted)

COVID vaccine clinic coming to Lake Cowichan as area numbers lag

Clinic will operate at arena starting June 23

Island Health is bringing a vaccination clinic to Lake Cowichan starting June 23. (Submitted)
Mariah Segee (centre) was named 2021 Lady of the Lake last Saturday, with Megan Rowbottom (left) as first princess, and Macey Anderson (right) as second princess. (Submitted)

Lady of the Lake returns to Lake Cowichan

Mariah Segee takes the crown in first pageant since 2018

Mariah Segee (centre) was named 2021 Lady of the Lake last Saturday, with Megan Rowbottom (left) as first princess, and Macey Anderson (right) as second princess. (Submitted)
Threads N Tails owner Lee-Ann Burke’s pet clothing has been featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Pet Connection Magazine. (Submitted)

Lake Cowichan business featured on magazine cover

Lee-Ann Burke hopes the extra publicity will increase sales

Threads N Tails owner Lee-Ann Burke’s pet clothing has been featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Pet Connection Magazine. (Submitted)
“About a year after it was last used for a bottle drive, Lake Cowichan’s derelict Scout and Guide Hall came down Monday, June 6. Girl Guides have since moved into different churches and halls around the area. Town council has yet to decide what will be done with the now vacant town-owned site.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 8, 2011)

Flashback: A.B. Greenwell, Lady of the Lake, good and bad news for the Lake News

What was making headlines this week around Cowichan Lake in years gone by

“About a year after it was last used for a bottle drive, Lake Cowichan’s derelict Scout and Guide Hall came down Monday, June 6. Girl Guides have since moved into different churches and halls around the area. Town council has yet to decide what will be done with the now vacant town-owned site.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 8, 2011)
Conner Gilkin, 5, shows of some of his newfound loot to buddy Jax Dul, 7, during the Lake Cowichan treasure hunt on Saturday, June 5. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Weekly hunt has Lake Cowichan digging for treasure

Gold? Silver? Candy? Andrew Braye has stashed away a range of prizes for eager treasure hunters

Conner Gilkin, 5, shows of some of his newfound loot to buddy Jax Dul, 7, during the Lake Cowichan treasure hunt on Saturday, June 5. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)