Lexi Bainas

Lake Cowichan’s roads need assessing, so costly reconstruction can be avoided

Some work needs to be done soon or costs could skyrocket

VIDEO: Little trains, miniature shops, tiny people: the Christmas Village is back at Youbou

C’mon up to Youbou where Cassy’s Coffee House and the Jones family are offering a real holiday treat

VIDEO: ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Cowichan for pair of performances on Dec. 7

Traditionally a family favourite, this ballet is a colourful kickoff to Christmas

Run for the Claus is back Sunday, Dec. 8 but at a new location: the Cowichan Sportsplex

Get the family together and enjoy this dress-up run

‘Adopt a Family’ through Cowichan Neighbourhood House this Christmas

Offering a helping hand at Christmas by buying gifts for a family is a tradition for many Valley folks

Special Noteworthy Concert this Sunday in Duncan sees Butterfield join Bergmann Duo

Yes, it’s one of the onstage series, but it’s on Sunday, Dec. 1 instead of Monday as usual

Lexi Bainas column: Dancing, seasonal music: all on the slate this week

After the Christmas light-ups, remember there are lots of other events to enjoy

VIDEO: ‘Little Scrooge’ is timely and entertaining family fun

Up-to-date working of Christmas classic works really well for modern audience

Lake Flashback: Water meters, commission appointment, tourism promotion

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Lexi Bainas has been combing through old…

Cool, dry night on Nov. 24 brings out happy crowd for Lake Cowichan Christmas parade

Lots of floats, ATVs, fire engines —and of course Santa Claus — makes for a great family event

Two plays at Duncan’s QMS tackle relationships

for teenagers, technology has created a whole new world of challenges

Christmas light ups and more kick off an exciting holiday season in the Cowichan Valley

From Ladysmith to Mill Bay, including Duncan, Chemainus, and out to Lake Cowichan, there’s lots to do

Warm and satisfying, ‘Miracle on 34th St.’ hits holiday entertainment sweet spot

Chemainus Theatre has lined up a tasty dish for its 2019 Christmas blockbuster

Music by Elgar, Kodaly, and Schubert on menu when Cowichan Consort takes stage

VIDEO: Beautiful Elgar selection will be performed in honour of four late Consort members

Lexi Bainas column: Beverley at Black Swan, Chamber Orchestra at Honeymoon Bay, Johnstone in Germany: everyone is on the go

Volunteers needed for Xmas prep at Forest Discovery, and Lake Cow. Seniors have a talent show

Lake Flashback: Honouring Barry and Lou, Lawrence hits the road, Ken squeaks by Ted

Politics was rough back then, too, but so was the urge to preserve the Lake’s history

Edu-tainment? Agri-tourism? Little Zimbabwe Farm is unique

Tafadzwa and Amy Matamba are right on the modern trend for farms near urban areas

Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op hands out $50K

‘Legacy grants’ have gone to a variety of groups for everything from a heat pump to meals on wheels