Lexi Bainas

It might be a good idea to take down your handicapped card when driving, Susan Lowe suggests, following a scary incident last weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Woman escapes after scary car plays ‘cat-and-mouse’, blocks Cowichan Lake Road

On an isolated part of Cowichan Lake Road, two women are almost trapped following a bizarre incident

It might be a good idea to take down your handicapped card when driving, Susan Lowe suggests, following a scary incident last weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Arts Club Theatre is bringing the romantic comedy, ‘Bed & Breakfast’ to the Cowichan Valley. (Photo by Moonrider Productions)

Arts Club Theatre brings two-man tour de force to Duncan in ‘Bed Breakfast”

A couple think they’ve found a home, but will it work out?

The Arts Club Theatre is bringing the romantic comedy, ‘Bed & Breakfast’ to the Cowichan Valley. (Photo by Moonrider Productions)
On Nov. 24, as part of the special Sundays being offered at the Duncan Showroom between now and the end of the year, Tango del Domingo offers a Milonga for seasoned tango dancers. (Submitted)

Lexi Bainas column: Crazy tribute act, art, pub-crawling and more are on the menu this week

That wild and crazy pair, Legendary Duos, are back at the Ramada…

On Nov. 24, as part of the special Sundays being offered at the Duncan Showroom between now and the end of the year, Tango del Domingo offers a Milonga for seasoned tango dancers. (Submitted)
‘Stories from Yugoslavia: Reflection on Canadian Peacekeeping’ is a thoughtful suite of compositions by Emily Armour, inspired by moving conversations she has had with veterans of that little-discussed conflict. This photo is of Armour’s partner on duty in Yugoslavia. (Submitted)
‘Stories from Yugoslavia: Reflection on Canadian Peacekeeping’ is a thoughtful suite of compositions by Emily Armour, inspired by moving conversations she has had with veterans of that little-discussed conflict. This photo is of Armour’s partner on duty in Yugoslavia. (Submitted)
Dawn Coe-Jones carries the Olympic flame (via a lantern) onto a floatplane at Cowichan Lake Marina for transport to Ganges on Saltspring Island during pre-Olympic festivities. (Gazette 2009)

Lake Flashback: J.H. Boyd story continues, Dorothy Clode at 75, village politics in ‘79

And, it was 10 years ago that Dawn Coe-Jones carried the Olympic flame in Lake Cowichan

Dawn Coe-Jones carries the Olympic flame (via a lantern) onto a floatplane at Cowichan Lake Marina for transport to Ganges on Saltspring Island during pre-Olympic festivities. (Gazette 2009)
Maria Manna will sing ‘Unforgettable’ in a duet with Jerry Bryant as part of her upcoming ‘Tribute to Natalie Cole’ at the Cowichan Theatre. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Show has been cancelled

Manna will be joined by the Island Big Band, with 96-year-old Jerry Bryant

Maria Manna will sing ‘Unforgettable’ in a duet with Jerry Bryant as part of her upcoming ‘Tribute to Natalie Cole’ at the Cowichan Theatre. (Submitted)
Matt Piechnik of Lake Cowichan Kinsmen makes a point while he and his group discuss with Lake Cowichan town council some possible changes to Duck Pond park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Next step for Duck Pond park: thoroughly assess the site

Lake Cowichan’s Kin Clubs, working with works superintendant Kam So, will look the site over

Matt Piechnik of Lake Cowichan Kinsmen makes a point while he and his group discuss with Lake Cowichan town council some possible changes to Duck Pond park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Hear the fabulous Pretzel Logic Orchestra play the tunes of Steely Dan at the Osborne Bay Pub on Saturday, Nov. 2. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Two great shows kick off November at the Osborne Bay Pub

Lazy Mike & Carson Mallon on Friday, followed by Pretzel Logic Orchestra on Saturday

Hear the fabulous Pretzel Logic Orchestra play the tunes of Steely Dan at the Osborne Bay Pub on Saturday, Nov. 2. (Submitted)
Ian Rothnie, Ori Aligizakis, Emily Purves, Leah Purves, and Zoë Aligizakis enjoy the singing pumpkin show at the BC Forest Discovery Centre. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Families pack Forest Discovery Centre for Halloween Train

Great weather draws big crowd out to enjoy the train and other fun at the centre

Ian Rothnie, Ori Aligizakis, Emily Purves, Leah Purves, and Zoë Aligizakis enjoy the singing pumpkin show at the BC Forest Discovery Centre. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Students make their way towards a school bus at Alex Aitken School during a demonstration of bus safety issues. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

RCMP and school district combine forces in Cowichan on school bus safety

School kids don’t always think about cars when boarding or leaving a school bus: we do it for them

Students make their way towards a school bus at Alex Aitken School during a demonstration of bus safety issues. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The student vote in the Cowichan Valley provides candidates and pundits food for thought. (Submitted)

Valley’s student vote elects MacGregor, although individual breakdown is fascinating

Political pundits can ponder over how Cowichan Valley students would have voted

The student vote in the Cowichan Valley provides candidates and pundits food for thought. (Submitted)
Kip Moore returns to Duncan as part of a special tour of Vancouver Island. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Nashville star Kip Moore is back in the Cowichan Valley Oct. 31

You know the songs, come out and sing them with him at his Duncan show

Kip Moore returns to Duncan as part of a special tour of Vancouver Island. (Submitted)
Tempers fray among characters played by Gaelan Beatty, Felix LeBlanc, Mark DuMez and Andrew Legg when it looks like a lady will arrive on the scene. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Side-splitting fun for everyone at Chemainus Theatre’s ‘Lumberjacks in Love’

Songs, dances, ridiculous cliches, silly story: what more do you want in a musical?

Tempers fray among characters played by Gaelan Beatty, Felix LeBlanc, Mark DuMez and Andrew Legg when it looks like a lady will arrive on the scene. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The surprising and creative metal work of Travis Rankin of Wroughtenart will be part of the Cowichan Artisans Studio Tour Nov. 2-3. (Submitted)

Lexi Bainas column: WildWings Gala Saturday, a handful of goodies next week

From art for gift giving, to a gala to help support work at Somenos Marsh, there’s plenty on the go

The surprising and creative metal work of Travis Rankin of Wroughtenart will be part of the Cowichan Artisans Studio Tour Nov. 2-3. (Submitted)
The action begins when Vanya decides he wants an early cup of coffee. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Clever play offers humour, satire, character development: and a great night out in Duncan

Lots of laughs, but plenty to think about in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike at Mercury Theatre

The action begins when Vanya decides he wants an early cup of coffee. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The cast of Dreams takes great pride being able to replicate the Fleetwood Mac sound so closely that it’s difficult to tell the difference. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Hear the songs of Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart in one great evening

Those great hits live again in this show Oct. 27; don’t miss it

The cast of Dreams takes great pride being able to replicate the Fleetwood Mac sound so closely that it’s difficult to tell the difference. (Submitted)
Const. Danny Butler, at left, is more than six feet tall and some of the marijuana plants that were seized outdoors in Lake Cowichan were growing over his head. The larger photo shows the plants in pots that were taken from a pickup truck during a week of pot busts in 2009. (Lake Cowichan Gazette)

Lake Flashback: Pot busts, and extreme vandalism at the Lake, and folks riled staggering increase in cable costs

When you look back at the cost of cable TV in 1979, you can’t help but shake your head

Const. Danny Butler, at left, is more than six feet tall and some of the marijuana plants that were seized outdoors in Lake Cowichan were growing over his head. The larger photo shows the plants in pots that were taken from a pickup truck during a week of pot busts in 2009. (Lake Cowichan Gazette)
When the wind howls and trees come down, bringing power lines with them, it’s time to check on your neighbours. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)

Emergency preparedness team hold open house Oct. 27 at Lake Cowichan

Winter’s on the way, it’s time to prepare yourself and your family for whatever nature throws at us

When the wind howls and trees come down, bringing power lines with them, it’s time to check on your neighbours. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)
Local networking is really important in an emergency: CVRD’s Sybille Sanderson tells Lake Cowichan town council. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Neighbourliness and safety go hand in hand: Sanderson

As storm season approaches, council talks emergency preparedness

Local networking is really important in an emergency: CVRD’s Sybille Sanderson tells Lake Cowichan town council. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan’s new work superintendent Kam So answers a question from town council. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Centennial park turf to get TLC before next baseball season, but dog-walking has to wait

Works dept is now attacking problem of clover, weeds, dandelions choking out the turf

Lake Cowichan’s new work superintendent Kam So answers a question from town council. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)