James Goldie

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers prepare to carry out an exercise at Sylvan Acres just outside Lake Cowichan in 2006.

Lake Flashback: Soldiers train, money for museum, cougar fear

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

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers prepare to carry out an exercise at Sylvan Acres just outside Lake Cowichan in 2006.
Raymond Wear accepts an award on behalf of the Honeymoon Bay Fire Department from Muscular Dystrophy Canada ambassador Katie Schilling. The department was recognized for its fundraising efforts over the past year.

Lake fire halls take two Muscular Dystrophy Canada honours

Fire departments around the Lake are more dedicated than ever to supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Raymond Wear accepts an award on behalf of the Honeymoon Bay Fire Department from Muscular Dystrophy Canada ambassador Katie Schilling. The department was recognized for its fundraising efforts over the past year.
Canadian golfer Dawn Coe-Jones died this morning after a short battle with cancer. She was 56.

Lake Cowichan golfer Dawn Coe-Jones dead at 56

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

Canadian golfer Dawn Coe-Jones died this morning after a short battle with cancer. She was 56.
Golfer Dawn Coe-Jones has died at age 56.

Dawn Coe-Jones dies at 56

Dawn Coe-Jones, our hometown golf hero, has died of cancer at age 56.

Golfer Dawn Coe-Jones has died at age 56.
1st Scouts of Lake Cowichan accept a $1000 donation from Domenico Iannidinardo of TimberWest on Wednesday.

TimberWest firewood program pays dividends for lake community organizations

The coffers of several lake area community groups received a big boost last week thanks to a forestry giant and its annual

1st Scouts of Lake Cowichan accept a $1000 donation from Domenico Iannidinardo of TimberWest on Wednesday.
Local skaters show off their medals following the 1991 Vancouver Island Regional Competition. From left: Natasha Coulombe

Lake Flashback: Forest partnership, Lakeside Estates, recreation

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

Local skaters show off their medals following the 1991 Vancouver Island Regional Competition. From left: Natasha Coulombe
The Mesachie Lake Fire Department was the recent recipient of two special kits containing pet-sized oxygen masks. They were donated by the Happy Dogs Legacy Fund.

Mesachie fire hall can help pets breathe easier

The Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of some special new equipment, donated

The Mesachie Lake Fire Department was the recent recipient of two special kits containing pet-sized oxygen masks. They were donated by the Happy Dogs Legacy Fund.
Mrs. Cunningham (Rose Bunting)

Lakeside Players to stage Christmas comedy ‘Regifters’ next week

Now that the Jack-o-lanterns have begun turning to mush and the poppies will soon be put away for another

Mrs. Cunningham (Rose Bunting)
Like these beaded butterfly earrings

Christmas craft fair kicks off season at the Lake

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… Or at least it will in Lake Cowichan after Saturday.

Like these beaded butterfly earrings
One of the many ghouls at the Youbou haunted house rocks a demonic baby in the dimly lit room. The event was a hit with visitors this Halloween.

Youbou’s annual haunted house scarier than ever

Ears are likely still ringing for the volunteers and organizers of Cowichan Lake Recreation’s annual haunted house

One of the many ghouls at the Youbou haunted house rocks a demonic baby in the dimly lit room. The event was a hit with visitors this Halloween.
Gerald Thom was posthumously given a National River Conservation Award of Merit.

Gerald Thom receives posthumous recognition for tireless dedication to Cowichan River

While his time at the lake was comparatively short, the late Gerald Thom’s impact on the

Gerald Thom was posthumously given a National River Conservation Award of Merit.
Gerald Thom was posthumously given a National River Conservation Award of Merit.

Gerald Thom receives posthumous recognition for tireless dedication

While his time at the lake was comparatively short, the late Gerald Thom’s impact on the

Gerald Thom was posthumously given a National River Conservation Award of Merit.
Signs left outside a Johnson Place home employ racist language over recyclables left at the end of its driveway. Materials left out two days past collection

Racist sign, rope put up after trash mix-up

When Kevin Lowe’s tenant left the house last Wednesday to take his daughter to school, he found

Signs left outside a Johnson Place home employ racist language over recyclables left at the end of its driveway. Materials left out two days past collection
Brian Carruthers

Sparse turnout in Lake Cowichan for CVRD budget talk

On Thursday, the CVRD hosted an open house at the Cowichan Lake Curling Lounge to discuss

Brian Carruthers
Bill Bergen throws some weighted punches during a free circuit training class offered by VIHA’s primary healthcare team at the Cowichan Lake arena. He says the program is “fantastic” and urges others to join.

Regional District budget up for discussion

Cowichan Valley Regional District staff and elected officials are holding open houses throughout the Valley

Bill Bergen throws some weighted punches during a free circuit training class offered by VIHA’s primary healthcare team at the Cowichan Lake arena. He says the program is “fantastic” and urges others to join.
After Halloween

Turn your pumpkins into compost at garden

When Halloween’s over and done, don’t toss Jack in the trash — the Cowichan Lake Community Garden

After Halloween
Bill Bergen throws some weighted punches during a free circuit training class offered by VIHA’s primary healthcare team at the Cowichan Lake arena. He says the program is “fantastic” and urges others to join.

Health team turning downward spiral around

Lake Cowichan has something not every town of its size can boast. Since 2013, the Vancouver Island

Bill Bergen throws some weighted punches during a free circuit training class offered by VIHA’s primary healthcare team at the Cowichan Lake arena. He says the program is “fantastic” and urges others to join.
The LCARS board of directors celebrate the society’s 10 years of service. From left: Cathy Madsen

Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society celebrates volunteers on 10th birthday

With a full decade of service now under its belt, the Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society is looking

The LCARS board of directors celebrate the society’s 10 years of service. From left: Cathy Madsen
Diane Gaudreau of Youbou caught the largest fish in the women's category at the Elk's annual trout derby this week in 1991. Her cutthroat weighed in at exactly four pounds.

Lake Flashback: Car crashes into store, community forest, protest

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

Diane Gaudreau of Youbou caught the largest fish in the women's category at the Elk's annual trout derby this week in 1991. Her cutthroat weighed in at exactly four pounds.
Crews atop the weir in Lake Cowichan remove the pumps and associated equipment with the aid of a large crane. Catalyst removed the pumps as soon as it had determined recent rainfall was enough to keep the river flowing without their aid.

Pumps removed as river replenished

Blink and you may have missed them — the pumps at the weir in Lake Cowichan are gone

Crews atop the weir in Lake Cowichan remove the pumps and associated equipment with the aid of a large crane. Catalyst removed the pumps as soon as it had determined recent rainfall was enough to keep the river flowing without their aid.