Sarah Simpson

No Lady of the Lake at Lake Cowichan in 2020 for second straight year

The eventis looking to change with the times

“Create your Canada” contest returns to Cowichan

MP challenges Grade 11, 12 students in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

CVRD requests rainstorm, flood photos via online tool

Officials want to know more about how that type of event impacted the region as a whole.

Snag hit in Lake Cowichan’s A.B. Greenwell property transfer

"We ran into a brick wall," confirmed Lake Cowichan chief administrative officer Joe Fernandez.

Cowichan school briefs: Koala fundraiser, gravity cars, trades grants, and academic award

There's been a lot of activity within the Cowichan Valley School District schools

Sarah Simpson Column: Worries and wishes and a little plastic plaque

For such little humans, children are sure capable of such big feelings. As a parent sometimes I feel overwhelmed helping my children manage those feelings. Hey, I have big feelings too and I'm still learning to manage my own! So, every now and then we need a little help. Sometimes help comes in interesting and, let's say less conventional, forms.

Crofton Mill operations to be curtailed

Fibre shortage to blame

Happy ending in the case of bike stolen in Duncan

"The person [who presumably stole it] sold it on Kijiji."

LAKE FLASHBACK: Valentines Day, visitor’s centre and more

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.

Beyond Education: Cowichan Valley School District focuses on future with new strategic plan

The Cowichan Valley School District unveiled its 2020-2024 strategic plan Wednesday morning, a plan aimed to see well-informed, collaborative, creative critical-thinking and compassionate students into the future.

Cowichan Bay Pub gearing up for second comedy night

Cow Bay local Brendan Washbern on the program

Sarah Simpson Column: Floods and fires and sleepless nights

Truth be told, I'm just a bit bummed out.

Cowichan Valley Trail section closed due to washout

Stay clear of the Cowichan Valley Trail between the Holt Creek Trestle and 64.4 Mile Trestle warns the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. It's not safe.

Cowichan’s state of emergency remains as flood damage reckoning begins

Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour called the situation on the reserve "terrible".

RCMP: ‘We have no updates’ on Cowichan’s three homicides

"We have no updates at this time," said Sgt. Trevor Busch of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment.

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

GoFundMe campaign set up for Russell Farms Market following flood

Sarah Simpson Column: Co-sleeping: the cute and cozy curse

Sleeping with your kids can be a nightmare

UPDATED 1 p.m.: State of emergency declared for Cowichan Valley after heavy rain, flooding

Emergency reception centre set up at Cowichan Community Centre