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Thomas Wamiss will be walking from Port Hardy to Victoria starting June 18 to raise funds for cancer research. (Supplied photo)

North Islander to walk from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds for cancer research

Thomas Wamiss is aiming to create awareness and to help ‘battle this terrible disease’

Thomas Wamiss will be walking from Port Hardy to Victoria starting June 18 to raise funds for cancer research. (Supplied photo)
Representatives of Rogers Communications, the BC Search and Rescue Association and others gather around a mock cheque for $1 million, representing a donation to BCSAR from Rogers, on Wednesday at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Search and Rescue receives largest-ever single donation, $1 million from Rogers

Donation will fund search and rescue initiatives across the province, says BCSAR

Representatives of Rogers Communications, the BC Search and Rescue Association and others gather around a mock cheque for $1 million, representing a donation to BCSAR from Rogers, on Wednesday at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Flanked by Rotary’s Kim Barnard (left) and Gregg Perry (right) Owen van Basten is the Duncan Rotary Club’s Student of the Month Award for February. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Work ethic helps Lake Cowichan student capture Rotary Student of the Month award

Lake Cowichan School math and physics teacher Susan Barton calls Owen van…

Flanked by Rotary’s Kim Barnard (left) and Gregg Perry (right) Owen van Basten is the Duncan Rotary Club’s Student of the Month Award for February. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Kaatza Historical Society and Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation have received funding for displays inside and outside the museum. (Rendering)

Kaatza historical society ‘delighted’ for display funding

Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation partnering with museum

The Kaatza Historical Society and Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation have received funding for displays inside and outside the museum. (Rendering)
(Verena Tunnicliffe photo)

Renowned marine biologist to present at Cowichan Naturalists Society meeting

Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe will share: ‘Discovering the Deep: Life in our Last Wilderness’

(Verena Tunnicliffe photo)
“Some of Laurie Sheftel’s Kindergarten class at Palsson Elementary entertain parents at a nursery rhyme performance. From left are Elyssa Sahulka, Kaylen Andersson, Kierra Sauntry, Shyanne Snell and in the back row are Alicia Henderson (in pink shirt) and Esther Heppner.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, April 4, 2012)

Flashback: Student fundraising, a hero and a $25,000 error

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Some of Laurie Sheftel’s Kindergarten class at Palsson Elementary entertain parents at a nursery rhyme performance. From left are Elyssa Sahulka, Kaylen Andersson, Kierra Sauntry, Shyanne Snell and in the back row are Alicia Henderson (in pink shirt) and Esther Heppner.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, April 4, 2012)
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
The blossoms on the cherry trees on Canada Ave. are in full bloom this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan cherry trees in full bloom

Spring has sprung

  • Apr 1, 2022
The blossoms on the cherry trees on Canada Ave. are in full bloom this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Bernadette Brown at the Baldwin grand piano she donated to the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Piano donation to theatre a grand gesture

Playbill pianist’s gift comes at a time when it’s needed the most

Bernadette Brown at the Baldwin grand piano she donated to the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The heather sale is back on April 2, 2022 in the Cowichan Valley. (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Heather Society)

Heather sale back in Cowichan after 2 years

Saturday, April 2, Cobble Hill

  • Mar 28, 2022
The heather sale is back on April 2, 2022 in the Cowichan Valley. (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Heather Society)
”Tom Gordon with his wife Florence, at Cowichan Lodge in August 2008.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, March 28, 2012)

Flashback: A rescue, a rain storm and rip-off

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

”Tom Gordon with his wife Florence, at Cowichan Lodge in August 2008.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, March 28, 2012)
January Student of the Month Maleana David-Harry receives the January Student of the Month award from Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry while CVOLC principal Kevin van der Linden and counsellor Lisa Kellar look on. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
January Student of the Month Maleana David-Harry receives the January Student of the Month award from Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry while CVOLC principal Kevin van der Linden and counsellor Lisa Kellar look on. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Michele Work is an advisory board member as well as instructor with Elder College. Work and Suzanne Thur co-lead Cowichan Valley Cycling for Women course this spring. (Photo courtesy of Elder College)

Elder College in Cowichan goes outdoors for spring

April is the college’s busiest month yet with eight offerings

  • Mar 26, 2022
Michele Work is an advisory board member as well as instructor with Elder College. Work and Suzanne Thur co-lead Cowichan Valley Cycling for Women course this spring. (Photo courtesy of Elder College)
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Craft Beer & Food Festival back on the calendar in August

First event since 2017 being planned in Chemainus

Beer cheer is spread with the announcement of another festival in Chemainus this summer. Front row, from left: CBIA directors Nuria Sanchez and Christina Kemp and executive director Krystal Adams. Back row: Riot Brewing’s Ralf Rosenke and Aly Tomlin. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The local chapter of the Knights of Columbus had the pleasure of awarding two of the biggest prizes from their recent draw to Cowichan Valley residents. From left: Lorne Thickett, (local chairman), Duncan Knights of Columbus, Cheryl Linton-Julian ($15,000 winner), Trish Ryder ($40,000 winner), Joseph de Lange (Grand Knight), Duncan Knights of Columbus. (Photo courtesy of Knights of Columbus)

2 Cowichan Valley residents win big in Knights of Columbus draw

Trish Ryder of Duncan and Cheryl Linton-Julian of Chemainus win thousands

  • Mar 21, 2022
The local chapter of the Knights of Columbus had the pleasure of awarding two of the biggest prizes from their recent draw to Cowichan Valley residents. From left: Lorne Thickett, (local chairman), Duncan Knights of Columbus, Cheryl Linton-Julian ($15,000 winner), Trish Ryder ($40,000 winner), Joseph de Lange (Grand Knight), Duncan Knights of Columbus. (Photo courtesy of Knights of Columbus)
Carter Quested and his Grandfather John enjoyed a little one on one hockey at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Monday afternoon. Carter is on Spring Break and took the opportunity to show his Grandfather some of his hockey moves. (Lake Cowichan Gazette, March 21, 2012)

Flashback: Developments planned, taxes hiked, budgets cut

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

Carter Quested and his Grandfather John enjoyed a little one on one hockey at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Monday afternoon. Carter is on Spring Break and took the opportunity to show his Grandfather some of his hockey moves. (Lake Cowichan Gazette, March 21, 2012)
The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Special screening of Ukraine movie in Langley to support relief efforts

More than 30 Cineplex theatres across country to participate

The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Gardener Norman Redcliffe and the CVRD are partnering in a new program that will see some plastic containers diverted from Bings Creek recycling centre to be used as plant pots. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Gardener Norman Redcliffe and the CVRD are partnering in a new program that will see some plastic containers diverted from Bings Creek recycling centre to be used as plant pots. (Robert Barron/Citizen)