Peter Rusland

Cowichan River gets a reprieve

Concern remains: Province grants permission to store water in the lake longer, but denies request to store more

Lake Cowichan man guilty after $2.6 million chucked overboard

Money laundering: sentencing date pending after guilty verdict in 2011 incident off south Vancouver Island coast

Tax hike approved for North Cowichan climate action plan

North Cowichan council approved a 0.5-per-cent tax hike to help fuel the Climate Action and Energy Plan.

Tenants evacuated after fire in Chemainus apartment

Smoking is bed is the suspected cause of a fire Jan. 11 at Lockwood Villa in Chemainus.

Dwindling doctor count has Lake Cowichan calling 911

Going, going. . . : Community meeting scheduled to address the issue

Gregory Thomas Howlett killed by rock from a logging truck near Skutz Falls turnoff

Coroners Service confirms identity of driver in freak accident that closed Hwy. 18 to Lake Cowichan, Wednesday, Nov.7

Cowichan River stakeholders demand provincial action

Up to Cowichan: Formal public process needed to change storage practices

Catalyst creditors expected to vote on restructuring plan May 23

Catalyst restructuring meeting expected to take place this Wednesday (May 23).

Rex Hollett remembered as honest, generous family man

Former North Cowichan mayor's celebration of life will take place April 19 at 2 p.m. at Cavalry Baptist Church in Chemainus.

North Cowichan Kitchen Pitch-In begins early this summer

Green organics bins for curbside pickup will be delivered to North Cowichan households in April.

Two men from Chemainus arrested at Fuller Lake Arena

Two Chemainus males were arrested Wednesday afternoon by local and Victoria police following an ongoing investigation.

Coast Environmental wants to expand compost facility in Chemainus

Stench from composting in Chemainus’ industrial park has North Cowichan council sniffing at bylaw changes to plug future odour problems.

Tentative contract deal for Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada union and Crofton mill owners

A fresh five-year contract between Crofton’s pulp-mill owners and one of its two unions faces a worker ratification vote Saturday.

Talks this week are key to Crofton mill’s future

Workers at Crofton's Catalyst mill are under pressure as they are being asked to ink a new labour deal crucial to the future of the company.

Dancing Bean has closed its doors in Chemainus

After nine years and nearly 500 shows, the Dancing Bean has closed.

Cowichan labour boss dead at 67

Veteran woodworker, union boss, forestry politician, negotiator and family man Roger Stanyer lost his battle with cancer Dec. 29.

Chemainus to catch the Bluegrass Fever

Bluegrass Fever infects the Chemainus Legion with the Backporch Banjo band this Saturday, unloading 120-odd traditional and original tunes.

Revite plan gets nod

Chemainus' revitalization plan passes at special meeting held Oct. 8.

Chemainus revitalization in the spotlight

Meeting to address library issue and other plan elements

Artisan Village pace criticized

North Cowichan candidates at odds over ease of working with government and competing with development