Sarah Simpson

Mill Bay students holding out hope for a more traditional graduation

Disappointment likely looms, according to a SD79 report

Sarah Simpson column: Bigger isn’t always better

One item there was a two-foot-tall candy cane.

RCMP remind drivers of school zone safety as classes resume

Keep your foot off the gas or police might get their hands on your wallet.

Lake Cowichan to see 3% tax increase

Mayor Peters takes personal leave of absence

Sarah Simpson Column: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Yep, I wanted my nearly six-year-old, to play video games.

Town of Lake Cowichan’s river rules contradict CVRD’s hope for recreation opportunities

Lake Cowichan Mayor Rod Peters said the message is "Stay safe, stay home," but at least one CVRD official is hoping people will get out and enjoy the region.

With many caveats, SD79 preparing to re-open schools

B.C. parents will have the option of sending their children back to school, at least in part, come June 1, according to Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming's announcement on Friday, May 15 about the role education would play in the BC Restart Plan, and the Cowichan Valley school district will be ready.

New North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment cost estimate up to $49 million

North Cowichan council adopts financial plan

Town of Lake Cowichan tax increase to be lower than originally planned

Pandemic changes Lake Cowichan council's minds

Sarah Simpson Column: Big Wheel comes through in a big way for Cowichan hospital workers

Dave Dhaliwal lived in the Cowichan Valley for 50 years

What you said (back before COVID-19): Garden tool grabber sparks frustration on Facebook

The accompanying Facebook post had members of the community fuming.

Sarah Simpson Column: Flying kites in a windstorm is not productive

I felt productive. I miss those days.

Lake Flashback: A big win, good-bye to a friend and a theme for Lake Days

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old newspapers with the assistance of the Kaatza Station Museum and Archives so we can jog your memory, give you that nostalgic feeling, or just a chuckle, as we take a look at what was making headlines this week around Cowichan Lake in years gone by.

Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread

"We could have to be at home long enough that we'll outgrow our clothes!"

Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill

"Oh my God I've become my mother."

Cowichan Valley COVID-19 helpers mobilize through Facebook

Mask and scrub cap sewing brigade connects online

North Cowichan going ahead with new RCMP detachment AAP

Council made the unanimous decision at a special council meeting April 15

North Cowichan adopts 1.4 per cent tax increase for 2020

Taxes aren't going down but they won't be going up as much as North Cowichan brass had anticipated when staff first began the latest round of 2020 budget talks.

Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change

Fast forward to the quarantine days.

Cowichan Mountie cleared of wrongdoing after woman’s arm broken during arrest

Police were called around 10 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2019 to remove a "severely intoxicated" woman