Grade seven student Sage DePol was competing in the high jump during Lake Cowichan School’s Elementary Track and Field Day last Friday (May 29).

Our community in brief: June 3, 2015

United Steelworkers serve strike notice to Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Final Youbou/Meade Creek public meeting next week

The Cowichan Valley Regional District will be hosting a the final public meeting in a four-part series at Youbou Hall June 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will be regarding proposed rezoning in Electoral Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek) put forward by a group of residents in the Nantree and Peri Road neighbourhood, which would allow residential property to be used as recreational property.

Come learn the facts or make your voice heard in the issue. The meeting will feature a Q & A period.

This follows three meetings held throughout May.

 

Local girl guides seeking more members and mothers

Calling all five and six-year old girlswho want to join guiding!

“Sparks” needs two moms to join us also. The meeting place is St. Christopher and St. Aidan’s Church Hall, where meetings will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting in September, date to be determined.

The commissioner contact is Karen Turner who can be reached by email at guidingfun2012@mail.com or by phone at 250-748-0968.

Those looking for more information can also call 1-800-565-8111, email info@bc-girlguides.org or visit www.bcgirlguides.org.

 

Free Family Movie Night in Honeymoon Bay

The Honeymoon Bay Community Society will be hosting a family movie night this Saturday (June 6).

The main feature will be Into the Woods, a new Disney musical starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

Admission is free and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. A $1 concession will also be open.

 

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 ctcentre.bc.ca. The event is 19+.

 

United Steelworkers serve strike notice to Regional District

The Cowichan Valley Regional District was served a 72-hour strike notice Friday 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 this printing (June 2) 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 Lower Centennial Hall. The public is invited to attend the AGM.

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