The Truck Wash just west of Youbou is in place but not working yet. Youbou residents fought to have Timber West install something to clean the dust off their logging trucks before entering the community of Youbou.

Our community in Brief: June 10, 2015

Status of USW Local 1-1937 strike plans still unknown.

Summer swimming lessons at Arbutus Park in Youbou

Cowichan Lake Recreation is hosting a series of swimming lessons for kids ages four months to twelve years. Session one will be held July 6 to 16, session two will be July 20 to 30 and session three will be  August 4 to 14 and 17 to 27.

Lifeguards will also be on duty at Arbutus Park from July 6 to September 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Lake Days Dance tickets now available

The annual Lake Days Dance is set for June 13 at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The dance will feature three live bands this year: local country group Backstage Whiskey, pop-rock “corporate” band The Circus as well as David James and the Big River band, a tribute to Johnny Cash.

Tickets are $20 and available at CLSA, Youbou Hall and online at The event is 19+.


United Steelworkers serve strike notice to Regional District

The Cowichan Valley Regional District was served a 72-hour strike notice on May 29 by USW Local 1-1937, which represents 50 employees, including those at Cowichan Lake Recreation and the Meade Creek recycling facility. 97 per cent of membership voted in favour of strike action.

As of the time of publication (June 9) the USW has not announced any further action.


Kaatza Lakeside Players annual general meeting

After a brief hiatus, the Kaatza Lakeside Players are back, and will be holding their annual general meeting on June 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Country Grocer meeting room. The public is invited to attend the AGM.

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