James Goldie

Crystal Work grabs a bat and heads for home plate

Minor baseball association hopes Centennial Park upgrades will stop ‘talent drain’

A lack of proper baseball facilities in Lake Cowichan is not only negatively impacting adult recreational

Crystal Work grabs a bat and heads for home plate
Jaime Doyle

New year brings new principal to Lake Cowichan School

Students returning to classes at Lake Cowichan School this week will notice at least one unfamiliar

Jaime Doyle
Boil water advisory is in effect for Youbou.

Youbou boil water advisory

The Cowichan Valley Regional District and Island Health have issued a boil water advisory for the Youbou Water system effect immediately.

Boil water advisory is in effect for Youbou.

Simmons battles sickness during lake swim

Although she did not reach her goal of swimming continuously for more than

Eight-year-old Anthony Rondow of Lake Cowichan recently captured the top peewee-level placement at the 2016 Canadian Horseshoes Championships in Victoria. Rondow has been playing horseshoes for three years.

Lake youth is national horseshoes champion

When it comes to horseshoes, you might say Anthony Rondow is a dead ringer for his father.

Eight-year-old Anthony Rondow of Lake Cowichan recently captured the top peewee-level placement at the 2016 Canadian Horseshoes Championships in Victoria. Rondow has been playing horseshoes for three years.

Ambivalence over festivals is typical of Lake

Before Sunfest’s inaugural summer here, there were plenty of concerns about whether or

Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley will not seek re-election in the 2017 provincial election.

Routley not seeking re-election

Two-term Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley announced Tuesday, Aug. 30 that

Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley will not seek re-election in the 2017 provincial election.
RCMP have confirmed that on Monday at approximately 5 p.m.

Drowning victim’s body recovered in Cowichan Lake

The body of a boater last seen in the water and calling for help in Cowichan Lake has been recovered

RCMP have confirmed that on Monday at approximately 5 p.m.
Zelda Liboiron

Kids give Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society a special donation

When it comes to rescuing animals in need, every little bit counts. There’s no better

Zelda Liboiron
The mobile digital mammography vehicle will be in Lake Cowichan at Saywell Park from Aug. 30 to 31.

Upcoming mammography screenings in Lake Cowichan

The BC Cancer Agency’s mobile digital mammography vehicle is making its way to

The mobile digital mammography vehicle will be in Lake Cowichan at Saywell Park from Aug. 30 to 31.
Emily Pastor hosts a Lady of the Lake function earlier this year. Pastor

Emily Pastor crowned B.C. Ambassador

For the second year in a row, a young woman from Lake Cowichan will be representing

Emily Pastor hosts a Lady of the Lake function earlier this year. Pastor
Winners from the Lake Cowichan water ski club show off their medals in this photo from 1976 following a weekend tournament that brought in competitors from around the province.

Lake Flashback: Week of August 24 … 2006, 1991, 1976

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

Winners from the Lake Cowichan water ski club show off their medals in this photo from 1976 following a weekend tournament that brought in competitors from around the province.
Canadian punk rocker Bif Naked is just one of the headlining acts at the inaugural Legends Valley Music Festival this coming weekend at Laketown Ranch. Other artists include Sublime with Rome

Legends Valley at Laketown this weekend

The dust has settled from Sunfest and just in time for another music festival to make its debut

Canadian punk rocker Bif Naked is just one of the headlining acts at the inaugural Legends Valley Music Festival this coming weekend at Laketown Ranch. Other artists include Sublime with Rome
Bob Crandall is stunned by the debris piled into East Beadnell Creek

Creek damage could hurt hatchery, homes

Recent changes to a property on upper Neva Road could have devastating consequences

Bob Crandall is stunned by the debris piled into East Beadnell Creek
Island Savings employees and food bank volunteers sell hot dogs and receive donations outside the Lake Cowichan Island Savings branch on Saturday. From left: Michealla Beck

Island Savings hosts hot dog fundraiser for food bank

Island Savings launched its new community investment program last week called

Island Savings employees and food bank volunteers sell hot dogs and receive donations outside the Lake Cowichan Island Savings branch on Saturday. From left: Michealla Beck
Susan Simmons smiles as she prepares for her 70 kilometre swim in 2014. This summer she is back for another try at swimming 105 kilometres on Cowichan Lake.

Simmons back for 2nd try at 105 km swim

One might think swimming 50 kilometres in the open sea would be a grand enough accomplishment

Susan Simmons smiles as she prepares for her 70 kilometre swim in 2014. This summer she is back for another try at swimming 105 kilometres on Cowichan Lake.
Roy Sandsmark

South Shore Cabinetry receives 12 excellence award nominations

One of the fastest growing businesses in Lake Cowichan is among the finalists for the 2016

Roy Sandsmark
This weekend in 1991

Lake Flashback: Week of August 16 … 2006, 1991, 1976

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

This weekend in 1991

Community Garden will keep going, says leadership

The Cowichan Lake Community Garden’s membership wants to see the garden continue

Garry Callander

Golfers headed to Canada 55+ Games

Three golfers from March Meadows Golf Club are representing the south island this week at the

Garry Callander