Sarah Simpson

Burning prohibition announced as temps heat up

Coastal Fire Centre bans category 2 fires

Aboriginal authors and artists featured at Lake library

The first three weeks of June are special at the Lake Cowichan branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Lake to Lake Walk celebrates Canada 150

Trek from Shawnigan Lake to Lake Cowichan

Food bank seeks secure space

The Lake Cowichan Food Bank Society is looking for a place to store their recyclables.

Vandals damage Youbou Little League Park

Residents of Youbou have been left to wonder just who would have the nerve to tear up Youbou Little League Park with their ATV.

Crofton skate park named for longtime advocate

The 5,500-square-foot facility on Chaplin Street will be known as Gerry Hurst Skate Park.

Missing Cowichan teen found

North Cowichan teen Dallas MacLeod has been found.

Votes needed for Sahtlam Park revitalization contest

A small but vibrant crowd gathered at Sahtlam Park bright and early Wednesday morning in the hopes of bringing attention to their quest to revitalize the property.

North Cowichan teenager missing again

Last seen May 22, police are asking for the public's help in locating the 17-year-old.

Victoria Day heat a 10-year Duncan high

Victoria Day brought with it a statutory holiday and a new 10-year high in Duncan.

New CVRD resources aimed at sports tourism

A new website and hosting booklet are among the resources CVRD officials have developed in the hopes of attracting and promoting the region as a sports destination.

Sidewalk safety prompts petition

It was a case of unfortunate timing.

Laketown Rock celebrates first year success

The positive reviews rolled in on social media following a successful Laketown Rock festival

VIDEO: Cowichan & District SPCA wins Branch of the Year award

It was a bittersweet victory for shelter manager Sandi Trent.

Island ridings dominate advance polls

Provincial numbers set record

Zoning bylaw to get major overhaul

Public input wrapped up May 3 on the draft of a new zoning bylaw aimed at simplifying the 30-year-old outdated one currently on the City of Duncan’s books.

Chopper brings communications exercise overhead Wednesday

Don’t panic on Wednesday.

Chemainus ramps up prep work for Syrian refugee family

The Chemainus Community Refugee Sponsorship Team is hosting a public meeting on Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Chemainus United Church hall.

Chemainus ramps up prep work for Syrian refugee family

The Chemainus Community Refugee Sponsorship Team is hosting a public meeting on Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Chemainus United Church hall.

Education topic most raucous at Tuesday’s candidate debate

The line of the night at Tuesday evening’s Cowichan Valley riding all-candidates meeting went to the youngest candidate on the panel, 24-year-old Samuel Lockhart. He is running as an independent and admittedly wasn’t well versed in many of the issues, including softwood lumber.