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Boat and vehicles found abandoned

Boat and vehicles found abandoned

After crashing their boat on Cowichan Lake Road (old highway, by the “fisherman’s trail”), its owner decided to take the easy route.

Youngster airlifted to hospital in serious to critical condition

A five-year-old boy was air-lifted in serious to critical condition last week, after taking a tumble at Gordon Bay Provincial Park.

Body-checking banned from minor hockey

When minor hockey re-starts, September 7, don’t expect body-checking to come back with it. During a meeting with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Sunday, August 7, 17 minor hockey associations voted 10 to seven in favour of banning body-checking.

David Fedick gets two years probation for criminal harassment

Duncan Law Courts news for the week ending Saturday, August 13.
Safety review underway at the Cowichan Lake weir

Safety review underway at the Cowichan Lake weir

In other weir news, water flows are currently at about eight cubic meters per second; decent for this time of year.
Old growth trees cut down in the Caycuse Valley

Old growth trees cut down in the Caycuse Valley

The local environment has been dealt a blow in the past few months, thanks to the logging of old growth forest in the Caycuse Valley.

Gas tax funding of $367,000 comes in for eco-friendly parking lot

Last week, it was announced that the Union of BC Municipalities has approved a $367,000 gas tax grant to help put in an eco-friendly parking lot at the arena.
Gnomes have a night on the town

Gnomes have a night on the town

Some early morning shenanigans had a group of 17 garden gnomes make their way to Lake Cowichan’s roundabout, at King George Street.
Cowichan Lake Recreation can get your heart beating again

Cowichan Lake Recreation can get your heart beating again

The Cowichan Lake Sports Arena announced last week that they’ve acquired two automated external defibrillators; devices used to electrically shock the heart into regular rhythm.

Red marks the spot in catching smash-and-grabbers

Red marked the spot in apprehending five people connected to a smash and grab at Lake Cowichan’s Government Liquor Store, shortly after midnight, Thursday, August 11.