James Goldie

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A couple of young Lake Cowichan faces lay a wreath at the cenotaph in Lake Cowichan on Remembrance Day 2016. A solemn crowd gathered to mark the occasion.

Year in Review: Pumps, deer shooting, fentanyl

October through December were busy months at Cowichan Lake in 2016

A couple of young Lake Cowichan faces lay a wreath at the cenotaph in Lake Cowichan on Remembrance Day 2016. A solemn crowd gathered to mark the occasion.
James Goldie has served as reporter/photographer for the last year.

James Goldie bids a fond farewell to Gazette

One year ago I was driving to Lake Cowichan for the first time ever.

James Goldie has served as reporter/photographer for the last year.
Students line up for some grub at the a luncheon at Yount School 10 years ago.

Lake Flashback: Night hunting, tree cut reduction, dog catcher

Safety concerns are being raised by wildlife groups following a recent ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court exonerating two hunters

Students line up for some grub at the a luncheon at Yount School 10 years ago.
Year in Review: Orphan bear cub, plane on road

Year in Review: Orphan bear cub, plane on road

2016 was off to a good start for proponents of Sunfest’s bid to relocate the festival

Year in Review: Orphan bear cub, plane on road
Ray Anne Marcoux

Art of the razor: new barbershop in Lake Cowichan

“Now, if you can shave the fuzz off a peach without ripping the skin, you’re going to be fine.”

Ray Anne Marcoux
Bryden Danis takes time to prepare a list of all the music he’ll be playing on his new show at Radio Cowichan. Danis is one of the student DJs at the community station who’s learning the ins and outs of broadcast.

13-year-old learns radio on the Lake Cowichan airwaves

As 2016 draws to a close, Radio Cowichan is pleased to announce it has another student DJ who’s taken to the airways

Bryden Danis takes time to prepare a list of all the music he’ll be playing on his new show at Radio Cowichan. Danis is one of the student DJs at the community station who’s learning the ins and outs of broadcast.
Sandy Kell

Lake Flashback: Forestry layoffs, hang-gliding and a land dispute

Layoffs are hitting the forests around the Cowichan Lake this week, with only senior staff on the job

Sandy Kell
A display of flowers and golf clubs adorn the stage at Centennial Hall during the recent  Dawn Coe-Jones celebration of life

Lake Cowichan says goodbye to legend Dawn Coe-Jones

On Sunday, approximately 200 people gathered at Centennial Hall for the celebration of Dawn Coe-Jones’ life.

A display of flowers and golf clubs adorn the stage at Centennial Hall during the recent  Dawn Coe-Jones celebration of life
New hydro and solar options are two of the things the Lake Cowichan First Nation will be looking at as they prepare an energy plan with the help of $30

Lake Cowichan Nation gets funding for energy projects

Earlier this month, the government announced it will provide LCFN with $30,000 to prepare an energy plan

New hydro and solar options are two of the things the Lake Cowichan First Nation will be looking at as they prepare an energy plan with the help of $30
Elvira Valdes

Dogs and owners building their social bonds at Lake Cowichan

The term “pack mentality” typically has a bad rap, but that’s not the case for one group of dog lovers in Lake Cowichan.

Elvira Valdes
Town council and the Advisory Planning Commission unveil the new welcome sign. From left: Les Bowd

New welcome sign getting a thumbs-up

Although Christmas is still a few days away, town officials have unwrapped one present already

Town council and the Advisory Planning Commission unveil the new welcome sign. From left: Les Bowd
Ken Spencer checks the rising water around his house this week in 2006. He lives at the corner of Pine Avenue and Cowichan Avenue

Storms strike, Ditidaht have plans, fire loss down

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter James Goldie has been combing through old newspapers with the assistance of

Ken Spencer checks the rising water around his house this week in 2006. He lives at the corner of Pine Avenue and Cowichan Avenue
Roberta Barber is the owner of two little libraries in the Cowichan Lake area where members of the public can take or leave secondhand books. This week the Gazette checked out everywhere in the area that sells (or gives away) used books.

Turning pages at the Lake: Where to get your secondhand books before Christmas

Do you have a book-lover on your holiday shopping list? Before you head to one of the bookstores out of

Roberta Barber is the owner of two little libraries in the Cowichan Lake area where members of the public can take or leave secondhand books. This week the Gazette checked out everywhere in the area that sells (or gives away) used books.
Lakers forward Parker Bergstrom charges ahead during last week’s game against Frances Kelsey Secondary School.

Boys basketball back after eight years with no team

After a several-year hiatus, the Lakers boys basketball team has returned with a bang. On Dec. 15, they gave the team

Lakers forward Parker Bergstrom charges ahead during last week’s game against Frances Kelsey Secondary School.
Megan Bell holds up her business plan at this year’s entrepreneur fair at Lake Cowichan School. Bell made Christmas ornaments and centrepieces for sale

Crash course in Christmas sales

The businesswomen and businessmen of the future took their first steps into the marketplace

Megan Bell holds up her business plan at this year’s entrepreneur fair at Lake Cowichan School. Bell made Christmas ornaments and centrepieces for sale

Kaatza Museum closing until January

The Kaatza Station Museum and Archives is preparing to go into hibernation for a few weeks, giving its band of

Lake Cowichan Fire Department members are thrilled to accept a cheque for $1

New directors promise change for Olson Manor

Some seniors in Lake Cowichan are celebrating not just because it’s a festive time of year but because

Lake Cowichan Fire Department members are thrilled to accept a cheque for $1
This painting of a float house in Youbou made its way to Ontario

Lake Cowichan community helps to solve painting puzzle

Last month the Gazette published a story about a painting of a float house in Youbou that wound up in

This painting of a float house in Youbou made its way to Ontario
The mobile home on Skutz Fall Road that burned Wednesday night has been destroyed and hauled away

Skutz Falls fire victim needs help

The family of one of Lake Cowichan’s recent fire victims is reaching out to the community for support

The mobile home on Skutz Fall Road that burned Wednesday night has been destroyed and hauled away