Lexi Bainas

VIDEO: Circus brings the excitement of the big top to Duncan

Traditional acts and some new twists thrill Valley audience

When Cosme McMoon met Florence Foster Jenkins (at the Chemainus Theatre)

Cosme is a struggling artist, when he finds Florence he’s playing background music in a restaurant.

Shawnigan Lake candidates to go head to head at all-candidates meeting

“Come meet, listen and speak to your candidates: Sierra Acton and Bill Savage.”

VIDEO: New Met season at Cowichan Theatre features a great mix of new and old

We’ve got bodice rippers, hilarious comedies, and enough fire and brimstone to please any opera lover

Lexi Bainas column: A columnful of Oktoberfest, musicals, books, galleries, and more. Down the hatch!

It’s an exciting autumn and events are ‘falling’ on us from every angle this week.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island University gets $150K infusion from Island Savings

It’s going to enhance several programs and increase opportunities for students

VIDEO: Young performers featured at Duncan Showroom

Over the next couple of weeks, there’s lots of chance to hear young talent

Lake Flashback: Deadly crash, arena upgrade, Youbou stalwart retires

There’s lots of detail in this week’s stories

Lake Cowichan council briefs

From soccer posts to recycling, council’s been on it

UPDATE: Missing 77-year-old Barbara Munroe found safe

Shawnigan Lake RCMP are asking public to help find woman

VIDEO: Join Eagle Eyes for a night of Eagles music at the Cowichan Theatre

From their start at Lake Cowichan, word spread; now this group is the talk of the Pacific Northwest

Lexi Bainas column: Art, fundraising and jazz on tap this week

It’s almost time for the Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation’s first Annual Gala.

‘Major eyesore’ and other derelict buildings to be torn down in Lake Cowichan

There’s no action on J.H. Boyd building yet, but these are starting the wrecking ball swinging

No left turn from Darnell by the Royal Bank? It’s coming, Lake Cowichan council decides

Lake Cowichan council is working with the RCMP on traffic ideas around town

VIDEO: Hear your favourite old-time country tunes at The Louisiana Hayride in Duncan

On Sept. 15, this show presents great songs by a galaxy of country music legends

Lake Flashback: Everyone was thinking big on this date in the past

From building new schools and a new town hall to moving a train station, it was all go, go, go

LEXI BAINAS COLUMN: This week, it’s mainly about the fellas: all sorts of them

Kudos galore and a street festival to enjoy with the Intercultural Society are on the menu

VIDEO: The big top tents will be set up from Sept. 20 to 24, so lots of Valley for the Circo Osorio Circus.

With everything from daring acrobatics to motorcycle madness, it’s real family fun

LAKE FLASHBACK: SUV flips, near tragedy at fish ladders, and fallers hit the bricks: all this week

We’ve also included a first day of school pic from 1978; are you in it?

VIDEO: Laketown rocks into September

Music lovers enjoy a great lineup of bands at Laketown Ranch’s final summer festival