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Saturday's river clean-up to stretch further downstream

Saturday's river clean-up to stretch further downstream

A dramatically expanded river clean-up is planned for Saturday, August 27.

Proposed development permit areas not well-received

A special development permit area for the J.H. Boyd property is not the way to go, the public told the town’s Advisory Planning Commission last week.
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.

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's back to home for stolen lawn ornaments

It’s a happy ending to last week’s story about 17 stolen lawn ornaments that were found at Lake Cowichan’s roundabout, at King George Street, Sunday, August 7.

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.