Drew McLachlan

Concept art of the first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort’s track

Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort hopes to bring a new kind of tourism to area

300 members being brought to track each year for first phase.

Concept art of the first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort’s track

Local candidates take on seniors’ issues ahead of election

Senior well-being could prove an important issue in the new riding.

Lake Cowichan School recently installed an electronic sign facing South Shore Road

Our Community in Brief – September 2, 2015

The Summer Mini Carnival returns to Youbou this weekend.

Lake Cowichan School recently installed an electronic sign facing South Shore Road
Handicap parking in some popular spots in town

Resident raises concerns over handicap parking prior to upgrades

A substantial upgrade is planned for Centennial Park — but could those with mobility issues be left out?

Handicap parking in some popular spots in town
Ts’uubaa-asatx operations manager Aaron Hamiltion (left) explained that the delay was necessary to allow the cement base enough time to harden. Also pictured: Chief Cyril Livingstone.

Ts’uubaa-asatx pole raising ceremony postponed

The ceremony will otherwise be unaffected by the delay.

Ts’uubaa-asatx operations manager Aaron Hamiltion (left) explained that the delay was necessary to allow the cement base enough time to harden. Also pictured: Chief Cyril Livingstone.
John Koury

Conservative nominee John Koury pulling out of race

Koury endorsing new candidate Martin Baker to take his place in election.

John Koury
From left: Rachael teBlute (Castlegar)

Mary Batyi crowned one of three BC Ambassadors

The former Lady of the Lake First Princess is once again representing the Cowichan Lake Communities.

From left: Rachael teBlute (Castlegar)
Singer Maureen Haworth is preparing for five shows in Lake Cowichan and Youbou

Maureen Haworth bringing her own brand of gospel to Cowichan Lake

The country gospel singer will be playing five shows in Cowichan Lake.

Singer Maureen Haworth is preparing for five shows in Lake Cowichan and Youbou
Lake Cowichan’s Jan Matthews in Overdrive rocked Centennial Park at the most recent Music in the Lake: Summer Nights concert

Music in the Lake: Summer Nights coming to a close

The final performance will feature the Steady Eddies, the Medford Choir and the Good Time Band.

Lake Cowichan’s Jan Matthews in Overdrive rocked Centennial Park at the most recent Music in the Lake: Summer Nights concert
This year’s carnival will be held in Arbutus Park

Summer Mini Carnival returning to Arbutus Park

Games and more at Youbou's Arbutus Park on September 2.

This year’s carnival will be held in Arbutus Park
One of the more popular questions asked at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Info Centre this summer: “is the road to Port Renfrew open?” On Tuesday morning (August 25) it was announced that the road had been reopened after the fire near Lizard Lake prompted its closure.

Smoky skies advisory issued by Island Health and Ministry of Environment

Advisory reissued as Lizard Lake fire continues to burn.

One of the more popular questions asked at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Info Centre this summer: “is the road to Port Renfrew open?” On Tuesday morning (August 25) it was announced that the road had been reopened after the fire near Lizard Lake prompted its closure.
Lake Cowichan’s Ohtaki delegation recently returned from their trip to Japan with a gift from Ohtaki Mayor Kikuya — a glass samurai helmet which has been put on display inside of the council chambers.

Our Community in Brief – August 26, 2015

The Cowichan Watershed Board is seeking volunteers to join the Lower Cowichan River Cleanup.

Lake Cowichan’s Ohtaki delegation recently returned from their trip to Japan with a gift from Ohtaki Mayor Kikuya — a glass samurai helmet which has been put on display inside of the council chambers.
Sandy Cumming

River Cleanup volunteer numbers down, but so is garbage

Kaatza Museum given train wheels found during the Cowichan River Cleanup.

Sandy Cumming
The Honeymoon Bay Hall

Nine sites, three local, added to CVRD Heritage Register

CVRD hopes register will protect heritage values in the future.

The Honeymoon Bay Hall
Venting and the large amount of fuel burning resulted in the heavy smoke seen around Lake Cowichan last week

‘Dynamic’ Lizard Lake fire grows as smoke clears

Pacific Marine Road, located between Port Renfrew and Mesachie Lake, remains closed.

Venting and the large amount of fuel burning resulted in the heavy smoke seen around Lake Cowichan last week
Becca Shears and several other residents were present at a recent town council meeting to request a reworking of the town’s bylaws concerning chickens.

Could Lake Cowichan’s chicken prohibition be coming to an end?

Town council will reopen the discussion on September 8.

Becca Shears and several other residents were present at a recent town council meeting to request a reworking of the town’s bylaws concerning chickens.
Lake Cowichan’s own Mary-Margaret Batyi (right) was in Merritt this past week to represent Lake Cowichan at the BC Ambassador Program Pageant. Batyi was one of three candidates chosen to represent our province as an ambassador. She also received awards for public speaking

Our Community in Brief – August 19, 2015

Catalyst reduces flow of Cowichan River to 4.5 cubic metres per second.

Lake Cowichan’s own Mary-Margaret Batyi (right) was in Merritt this past week to represent Lake Cowichan at the BC Ambassador Program Pageant. Batyi was one of three candidates chosen to represent our province as an ambassador. She also received awards for public speaking
The smoky sky advisory

Smoky sky advisory issued for Lake Cowichan

Lizard Lake fire prompts advisory for the Cowichan Valley and Port Renfrew.

The smoky sky advisory
The Cowichan Lake Community Garden is one of nine stops on Cowichan Green Community’s Edible Garden and Farm Tour

Edible Garden and Farm Tour making a stop in Lake Cowichan

The annual tour takes place across the Cowichan Valley.

The Cowichan Lake Community Garden is one of nine stops on Cowichan Green Community’s Edible Garden and Farm Tour
Road closure on Pacific Marine Road.

Lizard Lake fire prompts road closure

Pacific Marine Road, which connects Mesachie Lake to Port Renfrew, is currently closed due to a wildfire near Lizard Lake.

Road closure on Pacific Marine Road.