Lake Cowichan

The Jones’s Christmas Village is being prepared for display again this festive season. (Marcia Jones photo)

Jones’s Christmas Village is back this year

Donations go towards cancer treatment

 

“Elaine Nurse, the lone tarot card reader at the annual Honeymoon Bay Christmas craft fair, poses for a photo beside her other booth at the fair, Mama Nature’s.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 23, 2011)

Flashback: Elections abound and the village becomes a town

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

 

Cider vinegar in the making. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Increasing the mineral content of soil without costly imports

My regular readers (both of you) will not be surprised when I…

  • Nov 27, 2021

 

Lake Cowichan Mayor Bob Day. (Citizen file)
Lake Cowichan Mayor Bob Day. (Citizen file)
“It was a sombre atmosphere in front of the Lake Cowichan Legion on Remembrance Day as the parade’s participants — war veterans, their friends and relatives, the RCMP and other military factions — prepared to march to the Cenotaph.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 16, 2011)

Flashback: Wildlife warning, ‘women heavy council’, water woes

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“It was a sombre atmosphere in front of the Lake Cowichan Legion on Remembrance Day as the parade’s participants — war veterans, their friends and relatives, the RCMP and other military factions — prepared to march to the Cenotaph.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 16, 2011)
Join the fun at the Cowichan Lake Light-Up Cruise on Dec. 4. (Submitted by Jenn Baird)
Join the fun at the Cowichan Lake Light-Up Cruise on Dec. 4. (Submitted by Jenn Baird)
Mud ran down the side of the hill and onto Highway 18 near Skutz Falls on Monday morning as heavy rain pounded the Cowichan Valley region including Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Highway 18 flooding and mudslides result from torrential rains

Lake Cowichan not immune from heavy rains

Mud ran down the side of the hill and onto Highway 18 near Skutz Falls on Monday morning as heavy rain pounded the Cowichan Valley region including Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
“The placing of the wreaths, was one of Mayor Earle Darling’s last official duties last Monday during the Remembrance Day ceremonies. With him is Mayor-elect, Jean Brown.” (Lake News, Nov. 13, 1996)

Flashback: Christmas craft fair, telephone expansion, and school board budget increase

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“The placing of the wreaths, was one of Mayor Earle Darling’s last official duties last Monday during the Remembrance Day ceremonies. With him is Mayor-elect, Jean Brown.” (Lake News, Nov. 13, 1996)
A meeting is scheduled to give property owners more information about how a new weir at Cowichan Lake could affect their properties. (Citizen file)

Meeting to preview tool showing shoreline impacts of new Cowichan Lake weir

Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

A meeting is scheduled to give property owners more information about how a new weir at Cowichan Lake could affect their properties. (Citizen file)
“Treat for Tot at Kinsmen Halloween party was the opportunity to be centre stage for judging of Halloween costumes. This raggedy ann tyke was obviously enjoying her turn in the spotlight, but mom had her hands full keeping child from taking a dive off stage at community hall.” (The Lake News, Nov. 4, 1981)

Flashback: Council news, boundary expansion and a mystery buyer…

A look back at the goings on around Cowichan Lake in years past

“Treat for Tot at Kinsmen Halloween party was the opportunity to be centre stage for judging of Halloween costumes. This raggedy ann tyke was obviously enjoying her turn in the spotlight, but mom had her hands full keeping child from taking a dive off stage at community hall.” (The Lake News, Nov. 4, 1981)
The former Lake Cowichan fire hall adjacent to the town hall is demolished Thursday, Aug. 26, with plans to rebuild a structure which will add to the available space in the present building. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Lake Cowichan Town Hall tenders issued, project on track so far

The entire project is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of 2022.

The former Lake Cowichan fire hall adjacent to the town hall is demolished Thursday, Aug. 26, with plans to rebuild a structure which will add to the available space in the present building. (Kathryn Swan photo)
The first craft fair of the season is set for Nov. 13 at Lake Cowichan’s Centennial Hall. All are welcomed but be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols. (Lake Cowichan Gazette file photo)

Lake Cowichan craft fair kicks off the season on Nov. 13

Mark your calendars for Nov. 13. That’s the day of the big…

The first craft fair of the season is set for Nov. 13 at Lake Cowichan’s Centennial Hall. All are welcomed but be prepared to follow COVID-19 protocols. (Lake Cowichan Gazette file photo)
“Matt Heyne from the Cow Cafe and Cookhouse serves Rita Dustow (l) and Carolyne Austin (r) during the Friday night Salmon and Mushroom Festival Gala Dinner.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 2, 2011)

Flashback: Mushrooms, rhodonite, robbery and dramatic escape from fire

A look back at the goings on around Cowichan Lake in years past

“Matt Heyne from the Cow Cafe and Cookhouse serves Rita Dustow (l) and Carolyne Austin (r) during the Friday night Salmon and Mushroom Festival Gala Dinner.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 2, 2011)
“Local mushroom enthusiast Ingeborg Woodsworth with her mushroom-loving cat Tiger, a basket of chanterelle mushrooms, and a brand-new mushroom-centred cookbook she’s written. This year’s 11th Annual Lake Cowichan Salmon and Mushroom Festival is set to take place this weekend, from Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Oct. 26, 2011)

Flashback: Salmon, mushrooms, smart meters, murder and a big mill closure

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area.

“Local mushroom enthusiast Ingeborg Woodsworth with her mushroom-loving cat Tiger, a basket of chanterelle mushrooms, and a brand-new mushroom-centred cookbook she’s written. This year’s 11th Annual Lake Cowichan Salmon and Mushroom Festival is set to take place this weekend, from Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Oct. 26, 2011)
Members of the Level 1 Trail-Building Workshop hard at work building their first sanctioned trail. (Courtesy of Julia Martinusen)

Weekend workshop in Lake Cowichan teaches volunteers to build trails

Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society adding value to Lake Cowichan’s outdoor recreation offerings

Members of the Level 1 Trail-Building Workshop hard at work building their first sanctioned trail. (Courtesy of Julia Martinusen)
A bear gets into a garbage bin in the parking lot of the Wellington condos, across from the A&W on Oct. 13. (Al Lowe photo)

Bears hunting garbage in Lake Cowichan as bins not secured

It’s a beary busy bear season at the Lake

A bear gets into a garbage bin in the parking lot of the Wellington condos, across from the A&W on Oct. 13. (Al Lowe photo)
“Juicy Fruit for Pete Semchuk is a two pound tomato the avid gardener harvested from his bountiful plot on Berar Road. Semchuk was ready to sample fruits of his labour right where the plot thickened — his garden. Prize tomato weighed two pounds with at least two others vying for honors in the Semchuk garden.” (Lake News, Oct. 14, 1981)
“Juicy Fruit for Pete Semchuk is a two pound tomato the avid gardener harvested from his bountiful plot on Berar Road. Semchuk was ready to sample fruits of his labour right where the plot thickened — his garden. Prize tomato weighed two pounds with at least two others vying for honors in the Semchuk garden.” (Lake News, Oct. 14, 1981)
Town council is applying to the federal government for permission to erect speed limit signs on the upper Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
Town council is applying to the federal government for permission to erect speed limit signs on the upper Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
Bear Hamilton will be missed by many within the community. (Submitted)
Bear Hamilton will be missed by many within the community. (Submitted)
”Lost for past 14 years, Dick McQuinn presents the watch found in the Royal Bank. (Lake News, Oct. 9, 1996)

Flashback: Road safety, elk, long lost watch, and more

Remember these stories from Cowichan Lake?

”Lost for past 14 years, Dick McQuinn presents the watch found in the Royal Bank. (Lake News, Oct. 9, 1996)