Lake Cowichan visitors impressed with blackout kindness

As the rain pummeled outside, we were being rescued with showers, biscuits and coffee

Lake Cowichan visitors impressed with blackout kindness

A thousand thank yous to the kind residents of Lake Cowichan.

Thank you to the organizers who took the time out of their day and volunteered by offering warm showers at the high school in Lake Cowichan, during the five day blackout caused by a powerful storm that swept through the forests bringing down large trees and pulling down hydro lines everywhere.

As the rain pummeled outside, we were being rescued with showers, biscuits and coffee which felt like Santa Claus had really arrived. A delicious home made soup was there for the eating as well; it was delicious.

My husband and I are seniors; we were visiting our daughter and son-in-law and our grandson for the holidays. Warm water that flows out of a faucet is something that is not given much thought until it disappears and is gone for days. Even now, home in Chilliwack, as I turn on the warm tap I am still aware when I didn’t have that luxury. Cold running water is not a comforting thing just before bedtime. These aging eyes don’t focus very well to read in the candlelight.

A pre-Christmas shower is the gift I wanted more than a duck dinner.

We five were happy when BC Hydro’s white truck pulled in through the darkness to light up our Christmas Eve.

Best Wishes to Santa’s volunteers who waited patiently from 2-6 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan high school. You really left a wonderful impression.

Dave & Danuta Shayler

Chilliwack

Just Posted

T.W. Paterson column: ‘Dull’ Lubbe Lake belies its colourful namesake

“Brilliant scholar” and engineering graduate of Cornell University, was said to be no one’s fool.

Robert scores two as Caps double up Nanaimo

Cowichan knocks off Island rivals 4-2 on Friday night

International Guitar Night back in Duncan for incredible night of guitar showmanship

Guitarists celebrate 19 years of touring by returning to Cowichan

Former Chargers helping VIU teams to successful seasons

Groenendijk sisters team up with undefeated Mariners

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

Coming up in Cowichan: Anti-pipeline meeting; women’s shelter open house

Public meeting in Duncan to support pipeline protests A public meeting has… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

Most Read