Sarah Simpson

Former Cow Bay fire chief earns prestigious award

Former Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue chief Dave Ferguson has been honoured with the 2017 Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Lifetime Achievement Award.

Surfrider group wants help cleaning Maple Bay beach

After receiving permission from the municipality of North Cowichan, the folks with Surfrider Vancouver Island are teaming up with neighbours to clean up the beach at Maple Bay.

Duncan Teens arrested after pickup truck theft

Two suspects fled from Mounties in a stolen pickup truck on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 14 but, citing public safety, officers did not give chase.

Cowichan Lake owners fighting to camp on their land

Owners of properties on Nantree Road aren't going down without a fight, vowing to keep pressure on decision makers until a suitable solution is found to the zoning issues on their lots.

Help Cowichan win Volunteer 150 Challenge

Have an extra 150 hours on your hands you want to give to a good cause? Volunteer Cowichan hopes so.

Shawnigan community drafts guidelines for lake use

"What we're trying to do is find some common ground," Shawnigan Residents Association.

Cowichan Women Against Violence moves headquarters

New space gives group better options

North Cowichan firefighters headed to Interior wildfires

North Cowichan firefighters have been called out for duty.

Both NB lanes on Malahat open this weekend to ease traffic headaches

A major music festival and the B.C. Day long weekend is expected to lead to even more traffic on the popular route.

Down the drain? Not this year: Duncan competition pool keeping water

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre's competition pool will not be drained this year during the annual shutdown.

Haze sparks fears of Mount Brenton wildfire

It turned out to be a false alarm

Race organizer needed for Duncan Terry Fox run

This year's annual Terry Fox Run is less than two months away. It's slated for Sunday, Sept. 17 but it's not going to happen unless somebody plans it.

Column: From lawn to snow, neighbours pitch in

Pretty soon after my first column was published I started receiving emails.

Gulf Islands ferries delayed due to peak demand and marine emergency

Crews took part in five rescues over the July 14-16 weekend

War taught lessons that should be remembered, veteran says on eve of Dieppe 75th

Air force veteran George Brewster is bound for Dieppe.

Board wants pot shops far from schools

SD79 officials have asked councils not to allow marijuana dispensaries in close proximity

Fitness community lacing up for Poppy fundraiser

Members of Cowichan Valley's athletic community have organized a fitness fundraiser for young Poppy White and her family.

Fireworks spark concern in Cowichan Bay

Combustables have no place in dry conditions

New schools on horizon for the Cowichan Valley?

Potential need for more school sites in the future

Cowichan firefighters headed to Interior

Brandon Allen and a crew of five have been assigned to Williams Lake