Lake Cowichan Gazette

Editorial: Minimal risk in sending kids back to school

Time to poke our heads out of our comfortable nests and venture out into the world again.

  • May 28, 2020

 

Water in Lake Cowichan just fine, says acting mayor

Tim McGonigle said there is no truth to rumours of water advisories

 

Mary Lowther column: Starting seeds to beat the slugs, wood bugs

My favourite sorts of seedling starters are the plastic cells that fit inside trays

  • May 23, 2020

 

Lake Cowichan to see 3% tax increase

Mayor Peters takes personal leave of absence

Editorial: Paid sick leave a must going forward

The chickens are coming home to roost, so to speak, on this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 21, 2020

Mary Lowther column: On sowing seeds and watering efficiently

To get a jump on the season and avoid early spring predation, I sow most plants in flats inside

  • May 17, 2020

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.

Editorial: Time to get excited about rail again

We have long been proponents of getting the Island Rail Corridor back up and running

  • May 14, 2020

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

Pandemic changes Lake Cowichan council's minds

Mary Lowther column: Pantries as a way to store food

Houses used to be built with a cool room intended for food storage

  • May 9, 2020

Editorial: Ban on tubing Cowichan River may be impossible to enforce

There are long stretches of the river that fall outside of the Town of Lake Cowichan's boundaries

  • May 7, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Cover crops feed the soil and the bees

Until I read Gojmerac's book on bees, I hadn't realized the value of allowing cover crops to flower

  • Apr 27, 2020

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.

Editorial: Using schools for essential service workers’ kids good idea

It comes down to this: we need out frontline workers.

  • Apr 23, 2020

Mary Lowther column: Time to sow veggies, and start thinking about next year’s seed sources

I'm hearing that some gardeners in the States cannot find seed packets for sale

  • Apr 19, 2020

Laketown festival organizers monitoring COVID-19

'Cautiously optimistic' and fortunate to control their own venue

Editorial: COVID-19: we’re not out of the woods yet

Now is the time to be hopeful, absolutely. But it's not yet the time to go out and have a big party

  • Apr 16, 2020

Lake Cowichan Chamber of Commerce introduces e-gift program

Initiative meant to help businesses through pandemic

Mary Lowther column: Bees are a must-have for any garden

Unless it gets too dry or hot, bees will happily pollinate until early August.

  • Apr 10, 2020

Cowichan Lake community steps up to support food bank

Forest Cooperative pledges $4,000 a month, Virtual Bottle Drive launched