Diana Hutton

Green gifts for 12 days

In the past, people celebrated not just Christmas day itself, but also the eleven days following

Valerie Yeow (front row third from the left) was part of this lucky audience which met the Dalai Lama in India recently

Lake Cowichan woman meets the Dalai Lama

Lake Cowichan woman has audience with world spiritual leader

Valerie Yeow (front row third from the left) was part of this lucky audience which met the Dalai Lama in India recently
Former Lake Cowichan mayor Earle Darling with his wife Marjorie

Former mayor leaves legacy of service

Earle Darling’s celebration of life to be held Saturday May 31 in Saanich

Former Lake Cowichan mayor Earle Darling with his wife Marjorie
Cowichan Lake Community Services reps Carol Blatchford

Your doorway to good health

Special treatment: Health & wellness fair ready to help, meet new primary care unit and all options available to Cowichan Lake residents

Cowichan Lake Community Services reps Carol Blatchford
Ashley Vomacka

Cyber bullying? Time to Let it Die

Student filmmakers take to YouTube to tackle youth problem

Ashley Vomacka
From left: Guy Patten and Bob Riddler (manager of the Honeymoon Bay Outdoor Market) in front of some of Bob’s “barnwood” creations.

Honeymoon Bay market-goers confident Cabin Fever is catching

Getting prepared: Annual event bridges the craft fair gap between Christmas and summer

From left: Guy Patten and Bob Riddler (manager of the Honeymoon Bay Outdoor Market) in front of some of Bob’s “barnwood” creations.
Denise Allan

An E-asy alternative in the battle to quit smoking?

Lighting up: Controversial e-cigarettes catching on in Cowichan

Denise Allan
Sarah Debodt’s path took her from working with ex-cons in Vancouver to providing support to Lake Cowichan individuals and families

Road of caring carries small-town girl home

Sarah Debodt: Lake Cowichan grad returns after a decade away to help people in her hometown

Sarah Debodt’s path took her from working with ex-cons in Vancouver to providing support to Lake Cowichan individuals and families
Palsson Elementary School students surround their small playground.The school community is fundraising to add on to the much needed expansion of the playground.

Last stand for the playground

Palsson school: Fundraising drive at a crucial juncture

Palsson Elementary School students surround their small playground.The school community is fundraising to add on to the much needed expansion of the playground.
Smudge the cat­ cuddles with his owner Lorri Pringle.

Batting 1,000, one pet at a time

Animal rescue society: Meet Smudge the cat, the thousandth pet helped in seven years

Smudge the cat­ cuddles with his owner Lorri Pringle.
Heidi McAlpine takes time out from preparing salads at the Cowichan Lake and District Seniors Centre on April 18

A warm welcome and pie await you at local seniors’ centre

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but in Lake Cowichan at least, there’s a lunch that’s homemade and served up with plenty of TLC

Heidi McAlpine takes time out from preparing salads at the Cowichan Lake and District Seniors Centre on April 18
Mona Derubeis (left) was taken by officials when she was 2-years-old

A family reunited, over 50 years of separation

A family's reunion — 50 years in the making and jail time served

Mona Derubeis (left) was taken by officials when she was 2-years-old
Wayne Atkinson stands beside a memorial cross erected in memory of his common law wife Sandy Dempsey.

The moment that changes everything

Motor vehicle accidents; they happen in a heartbeat and change lives forever

Wayne Atkinson stands beside a memorial cross erected in memory of his common law wife Sandy Dempsey.
From left: Action Schools B.C. trainer

A.B. Greenwell a school in action

Student leaders learn a variety of games and activities that incorporate everything from healthy eating, to sports, to school spirit.

From left: Action Schools B.C. trainer
Joan Hieta

Great Lake Walk adds new team option

Here’s your chance to deck out the minivan, grab your buddies or the crew from work and spend a day doing something you’ll never forget.

Joan Hieta
Lake Cowciahn Secondary School's principal

Fraser Institute gives LCSS an ‘A’

Think tank, has released its newest school report card and this time-out Lake Cowichan Secondary School got an 'A'

Lake Cowciahn Secondary School's principal
Back row from left: Kiana Holman (Fit for a princess)

Lady of Lake ambassador program a journey of self discovery, confidence building

Today’s Lady of the Lake ambassador program is a vibrant journey of self discovery, confidence building and community involvement.

Back row from left: Kiana Holman (Fit for a princess)

Cowichan Lake has new doctor

A community pulls together: GP chooses to relocate his practice to Lake Cowichan

Marilyn and Larry Lindahl in the honey processing room at their mixed farm on Cowichan Lake Road.

Five acres and independence

It is a dream as old as our country itself: to carve out a living from a piece of land that you can call your own

Marilyn and Larry Lindahl in the honey processing room at their mixed farm on Cowichan Lake Road.
Christmas-loving tiny house collectors Donna and Dennis Jones with their donation box for the Lake Cowichan Food Bank.

Christmas town in miniature

Christmas town — in miniature — up to 142 buildings and about 750 to 800 people.

Christmas-loving tiny house collectors Donna and Dennis Jones with their donation box for the Lake Cowichan Food Bank.