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Planning a birthday party in the middle of a worldwide pandemic must be done with great care and love. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Birthdays in the time of COVID-19

It was a couple of weekends ago, now, that I had the…

Planning a birthday party in the middle of a worldwide pandemic must be done with great care and love. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Halloween will be different this year but the CVRD and volunteers are working hard to make it special. (CVRD photo)

Youbou Halloween festivities a go, but digitally

Swing by the Hall to add to your haul

Halloween will be different this year but the CVRD and volunteers are working hard to make it special. (CVRD photo)
‘Gran’pa grew it, says young Stephen Nahirnick as he maintains a tight grip on one of Steve Nahirnick’s Hallowe’en pumpkins. Stephen is son of Jack and Joan Nahirnick and he took the opportunity last week to enjoy splendid autumn weather while perched on grandfather’s knee while the elder Nahirnick was harvesting luxuriant and large garden.’ (Lake News/Oct. 22, 1980)

Flashback: Halloween night full of activities, crime

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

‘Gran’pa grew it, says young Stephen Nahirnick as he maintains a tight grip on one of Steve Nahirnick’s Hallowe’en pumpkins. Stephen is son of Jack and Joan Nahirnick and he took the opportunity last week to enjoy splendid autumn weather while perched on grandfather’s knee while the elder Nahirnick was harvesting luxuriant and large garden.’ (Lake News/Oct. 22, 1980)
Premier John Horgan and Rob Douglas, BC NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley, meet with Cowichan First Nation elders, as they demonstrate spearfishing along the river. (Submitted)

Horgan acknowledges A&E sector hit hard by COVID-19, but showing signs of recovery

Hollywood North doing better than Hollywood South, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Rob Douglas, BC NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley, meet with Cowichan First Nation elders, as they demonstrate spearfishing along the river. (Submitted)
Based at the Cowichan Sportsplex, Playcare is a program aimed at promoting physical literacy skills through fun and exciting games and activities. (Citizen file)

Free after-school program offered at Cowichan Sportsplex

PacificSport holding Playcare twice a week

Based at the Cowichan Sportsplex, Playcare is a program aimed at promoting physical literacy skills through fun and exciting games and activities. (Citizen file)
The bus is free to ride on Oct. 24 so voters can get to the polls to cast their ballots in the provincial election. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Free transit on Election Day in Cowichan

all day and on all regular routes

The bus is free to ride on Oct. 24 so voters can get to the polls to cast their ballots in the provincial election. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)

Duncan Showroom hosts storytellers series

Monthly shows will be broadcast live on YouTube

Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)
“The area’s youth Scouting commissioner Brian Crockett, at the campground on the Bald Mountain Peninsula’s Camp Woodlands Scout/Guide Camp, which saw overnight campers and international radio communication, Saturday, Oct. 16.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Oct. 20, 2010/Tyler Clarke photo)

Lake Flashback: Scouting return, fish biting, and election looms

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“The area’s youth Scouting commissioner Brian Crockett, at the campground on the Bald Mountain Peninsula’s Camp Woodlands Scout/Guide Camp, which saw overnight campers and international radio communication, Saturday, Oct. 16.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Oct. 20, 2010/Tyler Clarke photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Snakes and Ladders full of ups and downs

Board games produce big feelings in little people

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Fireworks are against bylaws in most of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, unless you have a permit. Check with your local government before you plan your display. (Citizen file)

Halloween fireworks displays in Cowichan require a permit

The CVRD’s fireworks safety page makes recommendations

Fireworks are against bylaws in most of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, unless you have a permit. Check with your local government before you plan your display. (Citizen file)

Flashback: Arena delays, pool meeting and bad news

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Sarah Simpson Column: Bugging out teaches Mom a lesson

“A cricket, a cricket!” I said in The Voice.

Lake Flashback: Scavenger hunt, safes not safe, money raised

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Sarah Simpson Column: A rainforest full of hideous warthogs

In The Twits , it was “you rotten old turnip” and “you old warthog”.

Flashback: Trips around the lake, to Japan, and on a dangerous highway

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

Sarah Simpson Column: Mistakes will happen but kindness prevails

You know those jerks who always follow the trail directions wrong? I…

Flashback: Teddy bears, dinosaurs, cougars, oh my!

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Sarah Simpson Column: Creativity, and smoke, yields two new ‘computers’

My son opted to empty the recycling bin of all its boxes and create stuff.

Lake Flashback: Abandoned chickens, back to school, kite skier dies

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Flashback: A couple of rescues and a lack of power

Remember these stories from Cowichan Lake