James Goldie

Lady of the Lake Selena Dough sits with Santa during the town’s Christmas parade in 1991. At the front of the float were first and second princesses Naiomi Vega and Teressa Stone.

Lake Flashback: Seal coating fail, no beer and wine, joyriding

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

Lady of the Lake Selena Dough sits with Santa during the town’s Christmas parade in 1991. At the front of the float were first and second princesses Naiomi Vega and Teressa Stone.
A house fire blazes on the shore of Cowichan Lake in Youbou on Monday. The home's single occupant escaped without injury.

Youbou home destroyed in fire

One woman is safe following a house fire in Youbou yesterday although the home itself has been destroyed.

A house fire blazes on the shore of Cowichan Lake in Youbou on Monday. The home's single occupant escaped without injury.
The Cowichan Lake district was one of the parts of the valley hit hardest by the snowfall dumped on the region Sunday night.

Almost 3 years since this much snow at the lake

Residents of the Cowichan Valley woke up Monday morning to more snow than they’ve seen

The Cowichan Lake district was one of the parts of the valley hit hardest by the snowfall dumped on the region Sunday night.
Pit bulls like the one pictured here will not be subject to any special designation by the Town of Lake Cowichan. The town has rejected the notion of a breed-specific animal control bylaw

No new laws coming for pit bulls at Lake

The Town of Lake Cowichan has no plans to adopt breed-specific legislation that would see the banning of certain dogs

Pit bulls like the one pictured here will not be subject to any special designation by the Town of Lake Cowichan. The town has rejected the notion of a breed-specific animal control bylaw
Audience members take their seats at a public presentation of Bridget Horel’s Sunfest 2016 report. Horel

Sunfest study highlights Lake Cowichan’s strengths and weaknesses

On Nov. 30, Bridget Horel, economic development intern with Island Coastal Economic Trust, presented

Audience members take their seats at a public presentation of Bridget Horel’s Sunfest 2016 report. Horel
Rosebud (aka “Rosie”) is the lone surviving kitten from a premature litter stricken with coccidia this fall. The Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society is seeking donations in order to continue providing services like the ones that kept Rosie alive.

‘Tsunami’ of cats leaves rescue society in need of cash

Rosebud needs your help. And so does the organization that saved her life. After a busy year unlike any before, the Lake Cowichan

Rosebud (aka “Rosie”) is the lone surviving kitten from a premature litter stricken with coccidia this fall. The Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society is seeking donations in order to continue providing services like the ones that kept Rosie alive.
Connie Blatchford and George Capella

Crofton Eagles win carpet bowling event

Honeymoon Bay continues to be one of Vancouver Island’s hot spots for carpet bowling, following a recent tournament that

Connie Blatchford and George Capella
The Legends Valley Music Festival and the Bio Cup Canada cannabis expo and competition is expanding from three days to five in 2017.

Legends Valley Music Festival expands to 5 days

One of Laketown Ranch’s summer hits, the music festival that attracted cannabis enthusiasts

The Legends Valley Music Festival and the Bio Cup Canada cannabis expo and competition is expanding from three days to five in 2017.
Cat Hayward sells homemade soaps and bath products with granddaughter Brynlee West at the Youbou Christmas Craft Fair.

Craft fairs bring out Lake’s Christmas spirit

November has been a busy month in the Cowichan Lake district with three holiday markets in as many weeks

Cat Hayward sells homemade soaps and bath products with granddaughter Brynlee West at the Youbou Christmas Craft Fair.
Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society members Gordon Davidson

Cowichan River signage wraps up 5-year effort

Motorists passing through Lake Cowichan this week may notice two new additions to the car bridge

Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society members Gordon Davidson
Skaters from the Cowichan Lake and District Figure Skating Club travelled to Victoria to compete in the Vancouver Island Regional Championships. Back

Lake Flashback: Weather bomb, pharmacist sentenced, park plan

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

Skaters from the Cowichan Lake and District Figure Skating Club travelled to Victoria to compete in the Vancouver Island Regional Championships. Back
Sally Miles

‘Regifters’ is the holiday gift that keeps on giving

What if you’d sent off your regifted present only to then learn that artwork or candle or book was worth millions?

Sally Miles
Sunfest attendees like Rosalie Stech and Pamela Palliser were targeted for the Island Coastal Economic  Trust study on the festival’s impacts on the town of Lake Cowichan.

Public meeting to talk Sunfest Study Nov. 30

The author of a study on Sunfest’s first year in action at the new location, and its impacts on Lake Cowichan, is

Sunfest attendees like Rosalie Stech and Pamela Palliser were targeted for the Island Coastal Economic  Trust study on the festival’s impacts on the town of Lake Cowichan.
Grace Bond and Santa read The Night Before Christmas on-air during a special edition of Radio Cowichan’s Grandma Grace Story Time. Lake Cowichan’s Santa Claus actor is hanging up his red hat after many years.

‘Kris’ fondly recalls five decades as Santa

The Cowichan Lake and District Chamber of Commerce has found a new person to play Santa for the

Grace Bond and Santa read The Night Before Christmas on-air during a special edition of Radio Cowichan’s Grandma Grace Story Time. Lake Cowichan’s Santa Claus actor is hanging up his red hat after many years.
Chinook salmon have returned to the Cowichan River in numbers not seen in more than 10 years.

Best year in a decade for Cowichan River chinook

Chinook salmon have returned to the Cowichan River in numbers not seen in more than 10 years. Beth Pechter, Fisheries and

Chinook salmon have returned to the Cowichan River in numbers not seen in more than 10 years.
A dead adult male deer lies just meters from a popular lane way in a residential area in Lake Cowichan where it was shot on Sunday. Authorities are seeking information from the public about the incident which they characterize as “very dangerous behaviour.”

Authorities offer reward for information about shooting in Lake Cowichan

Authorities are on the lookout for a hunter who broke the law and potentially endangered lives in a residential

A dead adult male deer lies just meters from a popular lane way in a residential area in Lake Cowichan where it was shot on Sunday. Authorities are seeking information from the public about the incident which they characterize as “very dangerous behaviour.”
This painting of ‘The Old Floathouse’ in Youbou was recently uncovered by a woman in Fort Erie

Seller seeks identity of the man who painted this photo…

Calling all Cowichan Lake artists! Do you recognize this painting? If so, there’s someone all the way across the

This painting of ‘The Old Floathouse’ in Youbou was recently uncovered by a woman in Fort Erie
Dawn Coe-Jones

Lake Cowichan mourns Dawn Coe-Jones, the town’s hall of fame golfer

Dawn Coe-Jones, the professional golfer from Lake Cowichan whose warmth and infectious smile

Dawn Coe-Jones

Fire at old gas station under investigation

Officials are still investigating the cause of a structure fire in Honeymoon Bay last Wednesday.

Construction of a columbarium

Town looking at place for ashes at the Lake

Visiting the final resting place of a loved one has never been possible at the Lake, at least not officially

Construction of a columbarium