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North Cowichan tries new environmentally friendly weed killer. (File photo)

North Cowichan tries eco-friendly solutions to tackle weeds

You may notice foamy curbs, sidewalks, and traffic circles

  • May 14, 2019
North Cowichan tries new environmentally friendly weed killer. (File photo)
North Cowichan firefighters deal with second wildfire in one day
North Cowichan firefighters deal with second wildfire in one day
WFP Ladysmith Division is having production curtailed until at least May 21. (Cole Schisler photo).

Ladysmith sawmill curtails work for a minimum of two weeks

Western Forest Products Ladysmith Sawmill temporarily idled due to a lack of properly sized logs

WFP Ladysmith Division is having production curtailed until at least May 21. (Cole Schisler photo).
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Courtesy Locals Restaurant Facebook Page

Vancouver Island restaurant among Canada’s most sustainable eateries

Locals in Courtenay only B.C. or small city establishment to make the top six list

Courtesy Locals Restaurant Facebook Page
Cammy and James Lockwood accept their award as Outstanding Young Farmers at a ceremony on March 12. (Submitted)

Cobble Hill egg farmers crack provincial farming fame

A young couple from Cobble Hill were declared the 2019 BC &…

  • Mar 21, 2019
Cammy and James Lockwood accept their award as Outstanding Young Farmers at a ceremony on March 12. (Submitted)
The board at the Cowichan Valley Regional District has set a 7.27% tax increase for 2019. (File photo)

CVRD sets tax increase for 2019 at 7.27%

New water and housing functions make up 3.52 % of increase

The board at the Cowichan Valley Regional District has set a 7.27% tax increase for 2019. (File photo)
Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

Pilot run unloads cars in Nanaimo to test Western Canada’s first European vehicle processing centre

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice has remained dormant since 2015. According to the union president, on Feb. 27, the remaining workers were all laid off.

Battered Port Alice pulp mill suddenly lays off remaining workers

All Neucel Specialty Cellulose employees working at the pulp mill were told to go home on Feb. 27.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice has remained dormant since 2015. According to the union president, on Feb. 27, the remaining workers were all laid off.
Chef Dustin Cooknell at Genoa Bay presents a delicious duck breast. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business Notes: Dine Cowichan off to tasty, affordable start

It has turned into a progressive dinner party like none other. The…

  • Feb 27, 2019
Chef Dustin Cooknell at Genoa Bay presents a delicious duck breast. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Out and About at the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber Business Expo

Out and About at the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber Business Expo

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo and Community Social was…

  • Feb 27, 2019
Out and About at the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber Business Expo
Theresa Carlin and her dogs were thankful to see Doc Walton show up to come to their rescue during the snow storm. (Photo by Karen Bresler)                                Theresa Carlin and her dogs were thankful to see Doc Walton show up to come to their rescue during the snow storm. (Photo by Karen Bresler)

Richard Walton was February snowstorm’s knight in shining vehicle in Cowichan

Doc made housecalls during snow storm

  • Feb 21, 2019
Theresa Carlin and her dogs were thankful to see Doc Walton show up to come to their rescue during the snow storm. (Photo by Karen Bresler)                                Theresa Carlin and her dogs were thankful to see Doc Walton show up to come to their rescue during the snow storm. (Photo by Karen Bresler)
Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards

Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards

Organizers are expecting a larger than normal number of nominations for the…

Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Nanaimo Airport (YCD) handled 435,349 passengers in 2018, surpassing Comox Airport (YQQ) to become Vancouver Island’s second busiest airport based on passenger numbers. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Nanaimo Airport soars past Comox to become second-busiest airport on the Island

Air Canada Rouge to resume seasonal non-stop service between Nanaimo and Toronto this summer

Nanaimo Airport (YCD) handled 435,349 passengers in 2018, surpassing Comox Airport (YQQ) to become Vancouver Island’s second busiest airport based on passenger numbers. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Downtown Chemainus businesses took a direct hit during the wind storm. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus businesses take a direct hit during storm

Last few days before Christmas important to many to compensate for slower times

Downtown Chemainus businesses took a direct hit during the wind storm. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sour outage beverage commemorates power outage

Island Brewery finds a unique way to make the powerful wind storm memorable

The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Man dies in police-involved shooting in Mill Bay

Man dies in police-involved shooting in Mill Bay

Officers were attempting arrest in connection to previous assault

Man dies in police-involved shooting in Mill Bay
The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)

Local businesses that go above and beyond honoured at annual gala

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island Torch Awards go Nov. 2 at the Union Club

The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)
Attention to detail with every dish is Philippe Lavoie’s trademark. Below, he works his magic in the kitchen. (Photos by Don Bodger)

Osborne Bay Pub executive chef appeals to music patrons’ tastes

Being part of a creative enterprise suits Lavoie

Attention to detail with every dish is Philippe Lavoie’s trademark. Below, he works his magic in the kitchen. (Photos by Don Bodger)