Recreation

CVRD closes a number of parks and trails after record-breaking rainfall on Nov. 15. (File photo)

CVRD closes some parks and trails after record rainfall

Urges caution in those that remain open

  • Nov 23, 2021

 

Work is expected to begin on the roof project at Cowichan Aquatic Centre in 2022. (File photo)

No grant money for roof project at Cowichan Aquatic Centre

$1.6-million project will mostly paid for from North Cowichan reserve funds

 

A new trail along the E&N rail corridor that is in the planning stages next to Shawnigan Lake is being opposed by a group in the community. (File photo)

Plans for Shawnigan trail draw opposition

Pathway would be constructed along E&N Trail adjacent to lake

 

The City of Duncan wants to hear from the public before deciding on the future of the cob oven in Centennial Park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

City of Duncan wants to hear from public on cob oven

Centennial Park facility not used in a year

The City of Duncan wants to hear from the public before deciding on the future of the cob oven in Centennial Park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
The Cowichan Aquatic Centre’s leisure pool will reopen on April 6. (File photo)

Cowichan Aquatic Centre’s leisure pool reopening on April 6

Move part of phased reopening of CAC

  • Mar 22, 2021
The Cowichan Aquatic Centre’s leisure pool will reopen on April 6. (File photo)
The Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13 after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but operations will be limited for now. (File photo)

Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13

But facility will only be open on a limited basis for time being

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13 after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but operations will be limited for now. (File photo)
Ice surface is prepared for the season at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo submitted)

Some recreational services resume, as Cowichan’s Fuller Lake Arena reopens

Facility only open to user groups for now

  • Sep 8, 2020
Ice surface is prepared for the season at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo submitted)
Area B Director Sierra Acton with members of Cowichan Wheels Association on the new mat at Old Mill Park in Shawnigan Lake. (submitted)

Mat expands accessible beach, water access at Shawnigan park

“…a family friendly beach by the lake is accessible to all our citizens and visitors…”

  • Aug 20, 2020
Area B Director Sierra Acton with members of Cowichan Wheels Association on the new mat at Old Mill Park in Shawnigan Lake. (submitted)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Socially distanced for now, but they’ve maintained a long connection through Fuller Lake Arena. Ernie Mansueti retired Friday, Laurel Whyte is right behind and Fred Kilner retired in May. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community pride always showed in Mansueti’s work

Retirement reflections revolve around so many projects and successes

Socially distanced for now, but they’ve maintained a long connection through Fuller Lake Arena. Ernie Mansueti retired Friday, Laurel Whyte is right behind and Fred Kilner retired in May. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Playgrounds and sports fields have reopened after closure due to COVID-19 in the City of Duncan, and the spray park in Centennial Park will be turned on in the coming days. (Citizen file)

City of Duncan reopens playgrounds, sports fields

“Signs have been posted advising the public that the equipment is not sanitized…”

Playgrounds and sports fields have reopened after closure due to COVID-19 in the City of Duncan, and the spray park in Centennial Park will be turned on in the coming days. (Citizen file)
Crofton Outdoor Pool will be closed this summer because no lifeguards will be on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

No lifeguards this summer for Cowichan’s Fuller Lake, Arbutus Park; Crofton pool closed

Fears of risk to health and safety during COVID-19 pandemic to blame

Crofton Outdoor Pool will be closed this summer because no lifeguards will be on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper