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In early autumn

The Town of Lake Cowichan eyes up Area F’s film plastic pilot project

Town council hopes to follow Area F's lead and begin pick-up of pesky film plastic no longer accepted by waste disposal company.

In early autumn
The new speed board is solar powered and has a sensor on the display board that can read the speed of cars travelling within range. The board can also detect date and time. This traffic data can be compiled by software that came with the board to illustrate how many cars passed by at what time of day on what date. Town staff say the board will not collect personal data such as license plate numbers.

New speed board for Town of Lake Cowichan

The town showed off a new speed board at the recent Public Works meeting. The board will be used to collect random traffic data.

The new speed board is solar powered and has a sensor on the display board that can read the speed of cars travelling within range. The board can also detect date and time. This traffic data can be compiled by software that came with the board to illustrate how many cars passed by at what time of day on what date. Town staff say the board will not collect personal data such as license plate numbers.

Neighbours go head to head over zoning in Lake Cowichan

Zoning issues came up in a recent town hall meeting.

Construction to start this month on Lakeview washroom

Construction to start in November on a new gender-neutral washroom at Lakeview Park, as discussed in last month's CLEC meeting.

A resident of Lake Cowichan trims back the brush along a sidewalk which blocks her way.

Overgrown shrubs are blocking the sidewalks in Lake Cowichan

Town staff have recently heard complaints about overgrown shrubbery around town.

A resident of Lake Cowichan trims back the brush along a sidewalk which blocks her way.
From left to right: Betty Sanddar

Lake Cowichan Food Bank receives generous donation

Last Friday Pat Weaver, on behalf of the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op, presented a cheque for $1000 to the Cowichan Lake Food Bank.

From left to right: Betty Sanddar
Lake Cowichan held a naming ceremony for the new town square on Oct. 31. Members from the Lake Cowichan First Nations group and Town Council were present for the ceremony. The official opening of the square will likely be held in the spring

Lake Cowichan held naming ceremony for new town square Oct. 31

Lake Cowichan held naming ceremony for new town square on Oct. 31.

Lake Cowichan held a naming ceremony for the new town square on Oct. 31. Members from the Lake Cowichan First Nations group and Town Council were present for the ceremony. The official opening of the square will likely be held in the spring

Lake Cowichan ranked best in municipal spending report

A recent report released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business ranked Lake Cowichan as the ‘best municipality in BC.’

Scam imitates BC Hydro to scare business owners into paying money

RCMP sent out a bulletin recently warning of a new scam targeting businesses to watch out for.

The Lake Cowichan Municipal All Candidates meeting brought in a full house Monday night. Estimates were that close to 200 people attended to listen to municipal candidates discuss their platforms and answer questions from the Chamber of Commerce and the public. Candidates were seated alphabetically and asked questions in random order. Candidates spoke with passion

Election 2014: Lake Cowichan Chamber of Commerce hosts All Candidates meeting at Centennial Hall

Town of Lake Cowichan: The Municipal All Candidates Forum took place Monday night at Centennial Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Lake Cowichan Municipal All Candidates meeting brought in a full house Monday night. Estimates were that close to 200 people attended to listen to municipal candidates discuss their platforms and answer questions from the Chamber of Commerce and the public. Candidates were seated alphabetically and asked questions in random order. Candidates spoke with passion
Residents of Lake Cowichan and Youbou work together ot assemble a compost bin made from wooden pallets as part of the composting workshop at Centennial Hall on Nov. 1

Cowichan Green Community hosts free composting workshop in Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Green Community hosted free composting workshop in Centennial Hall on Nov. 1 in support of Lake Cowichan's new community garden.

Residents of Lake Cowichan and Youbou work together ot assemble a compost bin made from wooden pallets as part of the composting workshop at Centennial Hall on Nov. 1

New crosswalks with lights for school kids in Lake Cowichan

This month will see ground broken on the town’s two new lighted crosswalks.

Grade 4 students (from left) Elijah Vaughn

Halloween 2014 another screaming success for communities around Cowichan Lake

Halloween events took place in Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay and Youbou.

Grade 4 students (from left) Elijah Vaughn
This home

South Shore Cabinetry wins gold and silver at CARE awards

South Shore Cabinetry wins gold and silver at CARE awards in Victoria in late September.

This home
Jann Drake

Jann Drake of Palsson Elementary in Lake Cowichan retires

Palsson Elementary School held a retirement ceremony for principal Jann Drake on Oct. 27.

Jann Drake
Team Myrden (left to right): Diane Myrden (Skip)

Team Myrden of Lake Cowichan to represent BC in national championship

Team Myrden of Lake Cowichan to represent BC in the 2014 Travelers Curling Club Championship in late November.

Team Myrden (left to right): Diane Myrden (Skip)

Community Futures offers financial advice and more to Cowichan Valley’s small business owners

Business assistance organization offers financial advice and more to Cowichan Valley during Small Business Week.

The Cowichan River has been drastically affected by drought this year. While water levels are returning to normal

CVRD removes Stage 3 water restrictions

Residents of Lake Cowichan and the surrounding communities no longer need to restrict water consumption as winter rains fall.

The Cowichan River has been drastically affected by drought this year. While water levels are returning to normal
Members of BCYP’s Cabinet in their desks in the Legislative Chamber. Seamus Benwell (left) and Chris Coulson (right) are both back on Cabinet this year. Seamus is Minister of Internet Affairs and Chris is Deputy Premier and Minister of Archives.

BC Youth Parliament seeks applicants for Victoria session

BC Youth Parliament seeks applicants for Victoria session. Deadline to apply is Oct. 29.

Members of BCYP’s Cabinet in their desks in the Legislative Chamber. Seamus Benwell (left) and Chris Coulson (right) are both back on Cabinet this year. Seamus is Minister of Internet Affairs and Chris is Deputy Premier and Minister of Archives.
Eva Fearon returns the ball across a net at pickleball practice. Fearon is part of a pickleball group that practices Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Youbou Community Hall. The group is hosting the First Annual Jean Cozens Memorial Tournament this year at the Youbou Hall. Spectators are welcome.

Youbou hosts first annual Jean Cozens Memorial Pickleball Tournament this Saturday

Youbou hosts first annual Jean Cozens Memorial Pickleball Tournament this Saturday at Youbou Hall. Spectators and challengers are welcome.

Eva Fearon returns the ball across a net at pickleball practice. Fearon is part of a pickleball group that practices Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Youbou Community Hall. The group is hosting the First Annual Jean Cozens Memorial Tournament this year at the Youbou Hall. Spectators are welcome.