Lindsay Chung

Firefighters with the Northwest Fire Centre in action. B.C. Wildfire Service photo

Universities in B.C. and Alberta to study mental and physical health of wildfire crews

University of Nortern B.C. and University of Alberta get funding from BC Wildfire Service

Firefighters with the Northwest Fire Centre in action. B.C. Wildfire Service photo
Restrictions on activities such as panhandling as well as sitting and lying on public streets are being considered for certain areas of the downtown core as part of the amendments to the City of Quesnel’s nuisance bylaw. (Observer file photo)

City of Quesnel to fine panhandlers, homeless people lying in streets

Council adopts several new bylaws after residents and business owners complain about overall crime

Restrictions on activities such as panhandling as well as sitting and lying on public streets are being considered for certain areas of the downtown core as part of the amendments to the City of Quesnel’s nuisance bylaw. (Observer file photo)
150 workers laid off with Tolko mill closure in Quesnel

150 workers laid off with Tolko mill closure in Quesnel

Log costs, weak lumber markets and the impact of wildfires stated as primary reasons for closure

150 workers laid off with Tolko mill closure in Quesnel

Cowichan, where do you want your hospital?

Planning ahead: The CVRHD is looking for land in the hopes that funding and approval will come forward for a new hospital

Volunteer Nichola Cook straightens the gingerbread people while helping to transform and decorate the Visitor Centre to resemble a gingerbread house in time for Christmas Madness this Friday evening.

Santa will help light up Lake Cowichan’s big Christmas tree Friday night

Christmas Madness: Santa Claus is coming to town ...
on a fire truck, Friday, Nov. 29

Volunteer Nichola Cook straightens the gingerbread people while helping to transform and decorate the Visitor Centre to resemble a gingerbread house in time for Christmas Madness this Friday evening.
RCMP report: Unique

Reward being offered for stolen wedding rings from Lake Cowichan home

Lake Cowichan RCMP report: Unique wedding rings are among the many items stolen during recent break-ins on North Shore Road and Johel Road

RCMP report: Unique
Dr. William Carpentier

Lake Cowichan grad who became the ‘world famous physician’ honoured

Alumni Award of Distinction: Dr. William Carpentier recognized by UBC for his important contributions to space life science

Dr. William Carpentier
The first Music in the Lake concert of the season will feature the Clover Point Drifters Saturday

New Music in the Lake season starts Saturday with bluegrass

Music in the Lake: The Clover Point Drifters perform Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Curling Lounge in the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

The first Music in the Lake concert of the season will feature the Clover Point Drifters Saturday
This building on Cowichan Avenue is one of four put on demolition notice by the town of Lake Cowichan.

Wrecking ball looms over derelict homes

Derelict homes: Town of Lake Cowichan making plans to demolish run-down home on South Shore Road

This building on Cowichan Avenue is one of four put on demolition notice by the town of Lake Cowichan.

Lake Cowichan students taking charge of their learning

A shift in learning: Lake Cowichan School moves toward inquiry-based and integrated teaching and learning

Landowners want to know why increased water storage is needed

Water Act appeals: Six Cowichan-Lake area landowners have filed Water Act appeals with B.C.’s Environmental Appeal Board

Exciting times for CICV

National grant helps Lake Cowichan radio station move forward

Exciting times for Lake Cowichan's radio station: CICV hires two part-time staff after receiving $8,000 grant

Exciting times for CICV
Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from  Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon July 3 at Government House in Victoria.

Forrest’s community contributions honoured

Medal for the mayor: Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest has been honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from  Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon July 3 at Government House in Victoria.