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What you said: Shingles vaccine worthy of consideration

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash

Kevin Timothy to plead guilty to animal cruelty charge

He will appear at the Duncan courthouse on March 24

  • Mar 30, 2020

Minister and Halalt First Nation chief consult on effects of recent flooding

Community heavily impacted with many damaged and uninhabitable homes

Second vehicle from Crofton Geo-Tech theft recovered

Supervisor at Crofton operation finds it parked at Chemainus campground

Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine

Ryan Oakley creates a Facebook group to help coordinate the effort

RCMP there for the public during COVID-19 crisis, says B.C.’s assistant commissioner

Dwyane McDonald said the RCMP are working closely with local governments and health officials

  • Mar 28, 2020
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Lake Cowichan Country Grocer cleaning for COVID-19
Tiny house friction near Lake Cowichan
Fire at Twin Gables Motel in Crofton, B.C.
Drone joins search for Ethan Sampson

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees

Staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel according to Island Health

Cowichan Valley team using 3D printing to quadruple ventilator capacity

Hopes are high that project will help solve global ventilator shortage during pandemic

Service BC offices remain open with social distancing measures, first hours of business for vulnerable

The first hour priority service given to seniors and people who have underlying health conditions

North Cowichan was considering a 4.4 per cent tax increase in 2020

But Mayor Al Siebring suggests COVID-19 crisis could see tax proposal lowered

CMS Food Bank closes temporarily

Food bank serves Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake

B.C. Greens suspend leadership race due to COVID-19

Cowichan Valley MLA Furstenau among contenders

Chief urges Cowichan Tribes members to take every precaution against COVID-19

Social distancing, no hugging and minimal physical contact along with good hygiene are critical

Cowichan Valley laments the loss of arts cornerstone Leslie Sjoberg

Long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival dies on March 25

CVRD directors defer pay-raise discussion for 30 days

Board considering raise of $11,167 for electoral area directors

Beloved Discovery Island wolf Takaya shot and killed near Shawnigan Lake

Wildlife photographer says death is a ‘tragic end’ for an exceptional wolf

Cowichan’s doctors offer do’s and don’ts during the COVID-19 crisis

Physicians want residents to understand their responsibilities