James Goldie

Downed lines run alongside Cowichan Lake Road Sunday morning following stormy weather in the preceding days.

Storms take down power to thousands

Cowichan Lake is still drying out after a series of storms late last week and over the weekend that

Downed lines run alongside Cowichan Lake Road Sunday morning following stormy weather in the preceding days.

Meat from poached elk could be dangerous

Area residents are disappointed and conservation officials concerned following the poaching of three

Shirley Wilson

Business Showcase a chance to be seen

Stormy weather kept many people at home over the weekend rather than at the chamber’s annual

Shirley Wilson
Downed lines run alongside Cowichan Lake Road Sunday morning following stormy weather in the preceding days.

Cowichan Lake escapes serious damage during storm

Cowichan Lake is still drying out after a series of storms late last week and

Downed lines run alongside Cowichan Lake Road Sunday morning following stormy weather in the preceding days.
The newest community group in the area—the Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society—now has an official name. The society will be funded by the CVRD and is currently seeking an interim executive.

CLACS: Lake Arts Society picks its new official name

The votes have been cast and a name officially chosen. The local arts and council group

The newest community group in the area—the Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society—now has an official name. The society will be funded by the CVRD and is currently seeking an interim executive.
The Youbou Community Association is organizing the first-ever zombie walk in  Youbou on Oct. 28

Zombie horde to take over Youbou on Oct. 28

Fans of The Walking Dead are eagerly anticipating the action-packed zombie show’s return to TV this month, but

The Youbou Community Association is organizing the first-ever zombie walk in  Youbou on Oct. 28
This spooky duo

Lake Flashback: Save J.H. Boyd, indoor pool and new footbridge

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

This spooky duo
Were Sunfest attendees making their way into Lake Cowichan during the festival

New report explores economic impact of Sunfest

Since Sunfest’s inaugural weekend in the Cowichan Lake district, anecdotal evidence has been

Were Sunfest attendees making their way into Lake Cowichan during the festival

Lake Cowichan gets more than $1 million for water mains thanks to Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

The Town of Lake Cowichan has once again received good news from federal and provincial funding

The 2016 Ohtaki delegates gather for a photo with the Cowichan Lake royalty and a member of the RCMP at Saturday's Thanksgiving dinner.

Ohtaki delegation celebrates Thanksgiving

A longstanding relationship of peace and friendship between distant communities is one thing Lakers were giving thanks

The 2016 Ohtaki delegates gather for a photo with the Cowichan Lake royalty and a member of the RCMP at Saturday's Thanksgiving dinner.
Businesses and community groups alike will be at this year's Community Connections: A Business Showcase on Oct. 15.

Cowichan Lake business showcase ready to roll

The Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce is finalizing its preparations for an annual event aimed

Businesses and community groups alike will be at this year's Community Connections: A Business Showcase on Oct. 15.
This week in 1991

School shuffle, long distance, and mill upgrades

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

This week in 1991

Formal complaint wasn’t necessary: property owner

A property owner in Lake Cowichan whose backyard development encroached on a riparian area

Roy Sandsmark

One gold, 13 silver for local cabinetry company

South Shore Cabinetry is touting gold and silver — and lots of it — following the 25th annual CARE

Roy Sandsmark
Water flows in a series of torrents over the weir as the recently installed pumps are commissioned by Catalyst. The company held a press conferenced Thursday in conjunction with Cowichan Tribes and the CVRD. [Ed Bonenfont photo]

Pumping the lake a scary prospect for Lake Cowichan mayor

The installation of pumps at the weir is cold comfort for the mayor of Lake Cowichan, who attended

Water flows in a series of torrents over the weir as the recently installed pumps are commissioned by Catalyst. The company held a press conferenced Thursday in conjunction with Cowichan Tribes and the CVRD. [Ed Bonenfont photo]
Brooke Hodson

Lake auxiliary surprised with $3,500 donation

Patients at Cowichan District Hospital waiting for space in long-term care facilities will have

Brooke Hodson
The open mouth of a Vancouver lamprey (a species-at-risk unique to the Cowichan Lake area) is ringed by sharp

Low water threatens Vancouver lampreys

Already a rare and threatened species, the Vancouver lamprey — which is only known to exist

The open mouth of a Vancouver lamprey (a species-at-risk unique to the Cowichan Lake area) is ringed by sharp
Christine Brophy

Riparian zone threats at the Lake getting worse

Riparian zones — those important buffers between land and water found all around Cowichan

Christine Brophy
Ingeborg Woodsworth explains the properties of a local mushroom following a fungi-gathering expedition during the festival.

Mushroom Festival ‘best ever’ says organizer

The enthusiasm of mushroom lovers from across the Cowichan Valley and beyond has once again helped

Ingeborg Woodsworth explains the properties of a local mushroom following a fungi-gathering expedition during the festival.

Tax exemption offered for revitalization

Council passed the first, second and third reading of a revitalization tax exemption bylaw, aimed at