Sarah Simpson

Column: Simple Santa letter a timeless treasure

Little Billy Plant knew exactly what he wanted and he matter-of-factly asked for it, too.

MP MacGregor seeks federal Lake Cowichan weir funding

Federal funding to raise the Lake Cowichan weir is on MP Alistair MacGregor's wish this this holiday season.

Bullets found at French immersion school deemed not a threat

A letter was sent home with parents of students from Ecole Mount Prevost on Tuesday, Dec. 12 detailing an investigation into two .22 calibre rounds found inside the school.

Fly direct to Toronto from Nanaimo Airport

Improved business connectivity and/or a quick link to more fun in the sun, either way it works.

Yos totem pole now stands sentry on Trans Canada Trail in Malahat Nation territory

The Yos pole has been a collaboration project

Column: Help First Nations have turkey to gobble up this Christmas

Sometimes you just need a lot of turkeys.

Thieves attempt to steal Mill Bay search and rescue vessel

While the theft was unsuccessful, the boat was damaged.

Years of research pays off for Lake Cowichan author

Dean Unger's first book is complete

Column: Cowichan Crazy Lights map takes headache out of annual tradition

OK, it's Dec. 1. Can we talk about Christmas yet? Or "the holiday season" or whatever won't offend. Your choice.

Drugs, cash, gun seized in Cowichan Bay bust

Two suspects arrested

Frances Kelsey students Marching for Meals

The students of Frances Kelsey's student government and Me to We club are teaming up for a March for Meals event in support of Nourish Cowichan.

Christmas kicked off in Duncan with fireworks

It was a soggy but enjoyable evening in downtown Duncan on Friday, Nov. 24 as members of the community, and beyond, gathered to celebrate the start of the holiday season with friends and family, and yes, even Santa.

Big priorities on tap for CVRD board’s final year

Hospital, high school, homelessness all make the list

Column: Starfish and Nourish Cowichan feeding hungry children

Cowichan has been identified as the area with the second highest child poverty rate in the province.

River spills its banks in Lake Cowichan

Flooding common in the area

Get ready, Christmas kicks off in Duncan Friday

Public works crews have been feverishly working to decorate the downtown core

UPDATED: Cat torture in Duncan recorded on Snapchat, sent to owner

"I can't stop shaking," Haglund said. "Last night was so bad my teeth were clattering."

Christmas Chaos will get you in the holiday spirit

The Christmas Chaos craft fair drew hundreds of shoppers

Column: Free with purchase: glasses with your alcohol?

One company offered a handy travel case to store your tampons in.