A grass fire near the Duncan Meadows golf course on Monday (July 20) resulted in the temporary closure of Highway 18

Our Community in Brief – July 22, 2015

Grass fire near Duncan Meadows golf course prompts temporary closure of Highway 18.

Music in the Lake: Summer Nights returns August 1

Genevieve and the Wild Sundays will be taking the stage at Central Park on August 1 for the next Music in the Lake: Summer Nights concert.

The all-female pop-folk group will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m., following the open stage and kids activities which run from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

The free outdoor concert series will continue to run every other Saturday through August.


Sunfest Music Festival seeking volunteers

Any residents interested in attending the Sunfest Music Festival in Duncan while helping to raise money for cancer research are invited to volunteer to run the 50/50 draw on July 30 and 31.

Volunteers will sell tickets from 3 to 5 p.m. on both days after a training session at 2 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the music until the 9 p.m. draw time.

Proceeds from the 50/50 go towards the Canadian Cancer Society.


Lake Cowichan moves to stage three water restrictions

The Town of Lake Cowichan announced recently that stage three water restrictions are now in effect.

In order to stay up to date with water restrictions, visit the Gazette’s website (lakecowichangazette.com) or Facebook page, or the town’s website (town.lakecowichan.bc.ca), where a full list of restrictions and a watering schedule are also available.


Island-wide open fire ban extended

Category Two and Category Three open fires are now banned across Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, coastal BC and the Lower Mainland, with the ban now extending to all parts of Vancouver Island.

In addition to open fires, the ban also prohibits stubble and grass fires, the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns and burning barrels, as well as the use of binary exploding targets.

Campfire, regardless of size, are no longer permitted.

The CVRD warns that violators may be issued a $345 ticket or a penalty of $10,000.

Just Posted

After round-robin success, Mustangs silenced in semis

Cowichan’s success includes win over previously unbeaten Kelowna

LEXI BAINAS COLUMN: Who’d turn down a chance to perform in Duncan? It was a mystery

Cowichan Symphony Society’s Ted Rhodes shares a fun story about the Royal Wedding

Cowichan Tribes, Lila Community Choir join hands for fundraising concert

With guests including the Blue Eagle Drum Group, this concert looks like a special day indeed

Siebring jumps off the fence to ‘yes’ side of amalgamation

“Common sense tells me that it’s time to undo a mistake that was made in 1912”

CVAC Jaguars beat the heat at Victoria’s Dogwood meet

Jaguars combine for 80 podium finishes

Black Press Media to launch Pipeline Full of Controversy series

Series covers Trans Mountain’s history, science, Indigenous reaction, politics and economics

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Catalyst Paper to sell U.S. mills to Chinese company

Sale will allow company to focus on B.C. interests, says president Ned Dwyer

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely

Unions reject CP Rail contract offers

Both meeting Friday to determine next steps; 72 hours notice required before strike action.

B.C. jewellers warn public about fake gold scam

‘They are playing on people’s sympathy and their greed’

Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West

Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich

Hunt continues for two suspects in Ontario restaurant explosion

The explosion left 15 people injured, but all victims have now been released from hospital

Most Read