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‘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…

Doug Routley has retained his seat as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA. (Photo submitted)

Routley retains his post as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA

NDP stronghold in the riding continues despite a strong challenge from the Greens’ Istace

Bob Day is the new mayor of Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file)

Bob Day wins byelection for Lake Cowichan mayor

Former councillor edges former mayor by 19 votes; final results pending

Tanya Kaul, the Liberal candidate for Cowichan Valley, waves with her team on election night. (Submitted photo)

Kaul energized to run again for the Liberals in 4 years

“I have a team already in place so we’ll be ready.”

Tanya Kaul, the Liberal candidate for Cowichan Valley, waves with her team on election night. (Submitted photo)
Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Cowichan Valley riding being called for Sonia Furstenau; Nanaimo-North Cowichan for Doug Routley

It’s officially Election Day in B.C.’s 2020 provincial snap election and the…

Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
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Cowichan residents head to the polls

Voters feel comfortable with COVID-19 protocols

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Flying over Cowichan, ceremony at Cobble Hill cenotaph
Elections BC aiming for results on November 16
B.C. election called for Oct. 24
Individual actions key to suppressing COVID-19 again: Tam
Ben Williams, second from left, receives the Rotary Club of Duncan Student of the Month Award for September from club president Gregg Perry and Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard. To the left is teacher sponsor Tom Veenstra. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian standout is Rotary Student of the Month for September

Ben Williams has made an impression at DCS since day one

Ben Williams, second from left, receives the Rotary Club of Duncan Student of the Month Award for September from club president Gregg Perry and Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard. To the left is teacher sponsor Tom Veenstra. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)

City of Duncan looking to grant to cover cost of Cairnsmore traffic circle

Federal government would cover 60%, province would pick up the other 40%.

The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)
Angie Fournier. who served as office coordinator for the Cowichan Lake Community Services, stands with the society’s community bus in this picture. (File photo)

Community Service Society vital for Lake Cowichan

Dozens of programs and other services offered

Angie Fournier. who served as office coordinator for the Cowichan Lake Community Services, stands with the society’s community bus in this picture. (File photo)
Captain Andy’s Fish & Chips has opened at the Chemainus Public Market. Pictured are Liz Fincham and Jeff Knadle being served fish and chips by server Tami Bruvold. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: New fish and chips shop opens in Chemainus

Bits and pieces of what’s happening in the Cowichan business community

Captain Andy’s Fish & Chips has opened at the Chemainus Public Market. Pictured are Liz Fincham and Jeff Knadle being served fish and chips by server Tami Bruvold. (Submitted photo)
Based at the Cowichan Sportsplex, Playcare is a program aimed at promoting physical literacy skills through fun and exciting games and activities. (Citizen file)
Based at the Cowichan Sportsplex, Playcare is a program aimed at promoting physical literacy skills through fun and exciting games and activities. (Citizen file)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Poor condition of rural road in Cowichan has resident fed up

Transportation Ministry says repair plan under development

Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)
Chris Istace campaigning in Crofton. (Photo submitted)

Green Party’s Istace apologizes for remark about First Nations gaming grants being a ‘handout’

Candidate determined to do better in thinking and communicating matters of reconciliation

Chris Istace campaigning in Crofton. (Photo submitted)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)

Langford could teach North Cowichan ways to deal with social issues: Siebring

Island city has only eight homeless people, according to last count

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)
Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)

City of Duncan considers applying for grant for Station Street project

New provincial program offers grants of up to $1 million

Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)
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)
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)
UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan’s Whistler Street sees a fresh lick of paint in opioid battle

Group wants to help clean up community, one street at a time

Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)