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134181news1B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps to 1,168 Wednesday, nearly 400 in hospital
134179news2Italian-Canadians to get formal apology for treatment during Second World War
134177news3B.C. blockades aimed at protecting old-growth forests reveal First Nation split
134175news4‘Racially motivated’ incidents on the rise in B.C’s 4th largest city: police
134173news6CBSA officers’ union calls for vaccine priority in B.C.
134171news7Kelowna demonstrators show support for Vancouver Island logging activists
134169news8Women still underrepresented in boardrooms despite ‘comply-or-explain’ rule: study
134167news9Biden’s planned U.S. pullout from Afghanistan to use Sept. 11 anniversary as deadline
134165news10Kelowna Mountie charged with assault for caught-on-camera violent arrest
134162news17Cowichan Valley veterans remember Battle of Vimy Ridge
134156news18Suspicious death along the highway in Nanaimo now being investigated as a homicide
134152news19Health Canada releases guidelines for reducing COVID-19 transmission at home
134150news20New pathway to residency for 90,000 essential workers and graduates: Mendicino
134144news21Air Canada’s government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says
134142news22Hul’q’umi’num signs installed in downtown Duncan
134136news23‘I don’t run and I don’t hide’: Cariboo MP says RCMP probing threats made against family
134131news24Religious B.C. man lodges human rights complaint after fired for refusing to wear a mask
134124news25VIDEO: B.C. car dealer posts clip of thieves towing a truck right off his lot
134122news26B.C. to request federal exemption for simple drug possession
134120news27VIDEO: ‘Extremely, extremely rare’ blood clots ‘may be linked’ to AstraZeneca, Health Canada says
134095news28B.C.’s COVID-19 indoor dining, drinking ban extending into May
134118news29Calls for government transparency in COVID data continue as B.C.’s 3rd wave wears on
134114news30Tagged grey whale off Vancouver Island given treatment after developing lesions
134112news31Former health officials, advocates reflect on anniversary of B.C.’s overdose emergency
134110news32EXPLAINER: What’s known about COVID vaccines and rare clots
134107news33Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison: AP source
134105news34Man catches fire sleeping while outdoors in downtown Courtenay
134093news35Observers ‘gutted’ as pair filmed removing red dresses hung along B.C. highway
134088news36Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan
134097news37B.C. overdose deaths still rising 5 years after public health emergency declared
134086news38B.C. sees 873 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, decline continues
134085news39Violent altercation at Port Hardy trailer park sends one to hospital
134083news40Six years including time served for Nanaimo man in bludgeoning death
134101news41Citizens’ group calls for action at Crofton’s Twin Gables Motel
134081news42B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek
134090news43North Cowichan looking for public input on transportation
134077news44B.C. martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks
134067news45B.C. seafood company owner fined $25K for eating receipt, obstructing DFO inspection
134063news46West Shore RCMP arrest man after shots fired at Malahat campground
134061news47Getting the vaccine does not break your fast, says Muslim COVID-19 task force
134059news48Police: mental health crisis likely in car driven through Saanich Walmart wall
134057news49Cowichan Valley Board of Education releases annual budget survey
134055news50100+ international travellers who landed in B.C. refused to quarantine
134053news51PHAC receives first report of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca
134051news52Campbell River Gun Club range shut down after complaints of stray bullets
134045news53Pacific Rim National Park Reserve campground sees ‘unprecedented’ interest
134043news541 in 3 young Canadians have given up on owning a home: poll
134039news55Nanaimo man sentenced for sexually abusing girl more than 40 years ago
134037news56B.C. urges people to stay in their neighbourhoods, discourages out-of-household meet-ups
134035news57Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult
134033news58Most Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears drive hesitancy: poll
134031news59RCMP under scrutiny one year after mass killing that left 22 dead in Nova Scotia
134029news60U.S. recommends ‘pause’ for Johnson & Johnson vaccine over blood clot reports
134027news61Air Canada refunds en route after $5.9B deal for federal government aid
134025news62Terry Fox’s legacy of resilience resonates during COVID-19 crisis, says brother
134023news63Cowichan Valley restaurants try to survive with new restrictions
134015news64Onlookers laugh and jeer as B.C. teen beaten, then forced to strip and walk home
134011news65B.C.’s COVID-19 case count slows after last week’s peak
134009news66Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor
134004news67B.C. NDP promises more health care spending, business support in 2021 budget
134006news68Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting
134002news69Vancouver Island team helps make $368 million three-tonne cocaine seizure
134000news70Indoor wine tastings still allowed in B.C., not considered a ‘social gathering’
133990news71Washington State trio’s fisheries violations the worst veteran officer has seen in 20 years
133983news72Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research
133998news73UPDATED: Possible COVID-19 exposure at Duncan’s Drinkwater, Alexander schools
133978news74Canadian court rejects appeal by Google Canada in long-running patent case
133981news75O’Toole to vote against Conservative MP’s private bill on ‘sex-selective abortion’
133974news76Tenants disappear in the night leaving Okanagan home trashed with junk, feces
133985news77Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2019: report
133970news78B.C. to register people ages 40+ for COVID-19 vaccines in April
133972news79North Cowichan to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme
133968news80For Canadian Muslims, second pandemic Ramadan is a time of hope and sadness
133956news81UPDATE: B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine booking back up after maintenance
133954news82Ontario man believed to be 1st Canadian with COVID-destroyed lungs gets transplant
133952news83Canada set to receive 1M Pfizer-BioNTech doses, Moderna playing catch-up
133950news84VIDEO: Hundreds defy Montreal’s 8 p.m. curfew in violent, destructive protest
133933news85Trudeau winds up Liberal convention with election campaign-style speech
133966news86Singh seeks to rally New Democrats as testy policy convention wraps up
133931news87Erin O’Toole says ‘I didn’t hide who I was’ running for Conservative leader
133929news88Adults living, working in Whistler, B.C., eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on Monday
133927news89Canada nearing peak of next wave of COVID-19, Tam says as Ontario sets case record
133925news90RCMP investigating child’s death at Duncan’s Falcon Nest Motel
133923news91Senior dog rescued after being stuck on Surrey cliffside for 10 days
133921news923 banned from fishing, holding licences after overfishing violations near Vancouver Island
133916news93RCMP investigating after child, 6, dies at motel in Duncan
133914news94Increased office vacancies offer chance for growing companies to expand
133912news95Child, 12, dies after serious ski accident on Mount Seymour in North Vancouver
133909news96The COVID-19 wasteland: searching for clues to the pandemic in the sewers
133901news97Horgan’s NDP to bring in throne speech in B.C., Opposition wants coherent plan
133905news98Teens need coping skills to deal with anger during pandemic: doctor
133886news99Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers
133878news100Quake off Ucluelet reportedly felt as far south as Oregon
133876news101B.C. residents age 60+ can now register to get their COVID-19 vaccine
133873news102Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school
133871news1031 dead, 3 injured in shooting at Missouri convenience store
133869news104NDP convention targets inequality, as contentious planks threaten to steal spotlight
133865news105Man finds men who rescued him from drowning in B.C.’s Fraser River
133863news106‘He has been my strength all these years,’ Queen said about Prince Philip
133861news107Liberals approve basic income, pharmacare, long-term care standards at convention
133855news108Province announces $150,000 towards South Island film studio, fulfilling B.C. NDP promise
133851news109Countries worldwide hit new records for COVID-19 cases, deaths
133849news110Canada’s ICUs see near-record of COVID-19 patients last week as variant cases double
133843news111Flags drop, bells toll as Canadians remember special relationship with Prince Philip
133841news112Teach students coping skills to deal with anger during the pandemic: doctor
133829news113Firefighters free workers trapped in freezer, after senior plows car through B.C. Walmart wall
133822news114Nanaimo RCMP trying to identify stabbing suspect who wielded rusty knife
133820news115Leftover vaccines go into arms, not down the drain: Island Health
133818news1161,262 more COVID-19 infections in B.C. Friday, 9,574 active cases
133814news117Calls for stricter action in B.C. as COVID-19 variants projected to climb
133812news118Vancouver park board issues order to restrict tents in Strathcona Park
133810news119A look at the more than 20 trips Prince Philip made to Canada
133806news120Man shot in Vancouver while sitting in a parked car: police
133804news121Don’t line up for vaccines unless asked to come, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns
133797news122Cariboo teacher charged in child exploitation case
133793news12310 people injected with expired COVID-19 vaccine at Burnaby pharmacy
133791news124Liquor servers, caretakers boosted to B.C.’s $15.20/hour minimum wage
133789news125Explainer: What is rape culture and what does it look like in B.C.?
133783news126Rapper-actor DMX dead at 50
133769news127WHO chief describes ‘shocking’ vaccine imbalance between nations
133755news128Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau
133747news129Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99
133734news130Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery
133732news131Union of BC Indian Chiefs latest group to call for moratorium on B.C. mink farming
133726news132WorkSafeBC can now shut down businesses due to COVID-19 transmission
133722news133Dwelling destroyed, two taken to hospital after mid-Island blaze
133718news134From now on, all COVID-19 cases in B.C. presumed to be more infectious variants: Henry
133716news135B.C. sets new COVID-19 daily record with 1,293 cases Thursday
133714news136Variants of concern higher than reported, but giving precise data challenging: BCCDC
133712news137Cellular reception extending along Vancouver Island’s south coast
133710news138B.C. residents age 65+ can now register to get their COVID-19 vaccine
133705news13938 ‘fearful’ dogs living in ‘filthy’ conditions seized from Kamloops-area property: BC SPCA
133700news140MLA receives racist emails after B.C. prioritizes Indigenous people for COVID-19 vaccine
133696news142Nearly 600 COVID-19 fines already issued by B.C. RCMP in 2021
133688news143Man who took wild bear cubs to a Grand Forks motel may face charges
133685news144Vancouver Island may see snow in higher elevations Friday
133681news145Experts say COVID variants likely make up 40% of B.C.’s cases, double what officials have disclosed
133677news14653% of Canadians teetering the brink of insolvency: survey
133673news147Fundraiser underway for April Parisian billboards
133675news148New conservancy protects sacred Tahltan land in northwest B.C.
133667news149RCMP investigating suspicious death along Nanaimo Parkway
133665news150Parents alerted after young Esquimalt boy attacked on way to school
133663news151B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies
133659news152Friends of Rails to Trails pleads for support to transform Island’s dormant rail line
133655news153B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID
133644news154Ucluelet woman apologizes after comparing B.C. mask mandate to residential schools
133641news155Conservative leader tells Island’s business community his party should lead COVID recovery
133639news156B.C. has 997 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday, hospitalization rises
133637news157In Canada, U.S., vaccine ‘passports’ could be new point of cross-border contention
133633news158Vancouver funds permanent position to lead overdose response team
133631news159Cowichan Tribes offers COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday and Thursday
133629news160Expert: Chauvin never took knee off George Floyd’s neck
133941news161CVRD looks to upgrade emergency communications with grant
133920news162Town of Lake Cowichan looking to form tourism and housing committees
133801news163Town of Lake Cowichan taxes set to increase by less than expected
133777news164Cowichan Cat Rescue needs your empties and your time
133757news165Cowichan Valley Trail gets upgrades
133745news166Business notes: Island Good celebrating 3 years of helping local businesses
133625news167B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe
134021news168Duncan gets on board with transportation plan
133693news169City of Duncan to review, update its OCP
133623news170Missing falcon returns to Cowichan’s The Raptors
133619news171CDC continues to warn U.S. travellers against ‘all travel to Canada’ due to COVID risk
133617news172Tiger Woods was driving at twice the speed limit when he crashed SUV near LA
133613news173Grandfather among two killed in Highway 1 crash east of Sicamous
133606news174Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate
133602news175Singh rejects more extreme NDP policy resolutions, like scrapping military
133610news176Old Cowichan hospital could help address seniors care: Dix
133598news177Province, feds fund full cell service along ‘Highway of Tears’ following years of advocacy
133596news178Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop
133590news179Police seek man charged with hate crime in Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre vandalism
133588news180Keep your snow tires on until April 30: B.C. transportation ministry
133581news181Kootenay beekeeping family urges caution with chemicals after 2 hives poisoned
133579news182Woman charged with attempted murder in Castlegar teen stabbing incident
133577news183Social media has robbed 1 in 5 Canadians of sleep
133572news184Support workers for those with disabilities left behind in B.C. vaccine-rollout ‘oversight’
133570news185Unpaid caregivers in Canada feeling more burned out than ever: New report
133566news186NACI doubles down on 4-month gap, says 75% of Canadians could get COVID jab by mid-June
133564news187U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies
133562news188Former B.C. cabinet ministers to testify at money laundering inquiry
133549news189Police watchdog is called in after two women injured in B.C. crash
133545news190Youth suspected in sex assault of child in Surrey
133543news191Those involved in a naked photoshoot in Dubai to be deported
133541news192B.C., Vancouver and park board reach deal to end Strathcona Park encampment
133538news193Easter ferry traffic down from pre-pandemic levels amid COVID restrictions, despite extra sailings
133535news194Victoria guitarist rocks a $1M Lotto Max ticket
133533news195B.C.’s COVID-19 case count up to 1,068 on Tuesday
133524news19680-foot barge that sank Christmas Eve in Port McNeill finally resurfaced
133529news197Trudeau, O’Toole, demand accountability as Iranian officials indicted for PS752 crash
133522news198Younger, healthier people need intensive care quickly with variants of COVID-19: Tam
133520news199Alleged arsonist facing more charges in connection to North Vancouver Masonic hall fires
133515news200Vancouver Island’s March turns out to be a lot drier than original forecasts
133513news201B.C. electric vehicle sales charge ahead in pandemic 2020
133511news202‘Never run from a coyote’: Canadians report increased sightings during pandemic
133509news203Rescuers pluck injured man from slippery rocks above Elk Falls
133507news204Parents struggle to navigate in-person school, child care amid B.C.’s surging 3rd wave
133505news205Survey says 3 in 4 Canadians willing to get vaccinated
133499news206Many hours of work on boat goes up in flames and smoke
133497news207All Toronto schools to close for in-person learning as of Wednesday
133495news208COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist by providing false sense of empowerment: experts
133492news209Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID-19
133490news210Protesters defy court order, stage Easter weekend logging blockades near Cowichan Lake
133488news211Vaccines are helping but won’t solve the pandemic on their own, federal doctors warn
133479news212B.C. psychologists petition government for more mental health coverage under MSP
133476news213PAW Patrol to the rescue: Dollar store helmet saves two-year-old from eagle attack
133467news214B.C. woman arrested for selling fraudulent travel vouchers
133460news215The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song
133457news216VIDEO: Humboldt Broncos team to be honoured on third anniversary of fatal bus crash
133456news217As Liberals consider EI update, gig workers hope to qualify for social safety net
133454news218Skier dies in avalanche on mountain in Banff National Park
133452news219Police chief: Kneeling on George Floyd’s neck violated policy
133450news220Police officer shows a lot of heart in overnight effort to get B.C. senior a new heart
133448news221Variant first detected in Brazil concerning in Canada: here’s what we know about P.1
133440news222B.C. woman shot while trying to help friend in mental health crisis
133444news223Former Duncan man laces up for run across Canada
133436news224B.C.’s COVID-19 cases dip below 1,000 for Sunday, Monday
133438news225CVRD headquarters now closed for at least three weeks
133412news226Online COVID-19 vaccine booking opens B.C.-wide Tuesday morning
133400news227B.C. collects thousands of contaminated aquarium moss balls
133414news228Land for new Cowichan hospital transferred to Island Health
133394news229Kootenay seniors fined $3,450 after failing to show proof of COVID test in day trip to U.S.
133373news230Man stabbed in early-morning incident in Port Alberni
133337news231Man dead after officer-involved shooting outside home on an Alberta First Nation
133334news232California office shooting that killed 4 wasn’t random, police say
133330news233Health Canada issues recall for disposable masks containing graphene
133328news234B.C. restaurant ordered to close for defying COVID-19 orders remains open
133326news235One person shot, one detained in incident in Nanaimo home
133324news236Suspect in fatal Capitol attack suffered delusions, says U.S. official
133322news237Benefits outweigh risks for AstraZeneca despite 7 deaths, says U.K. medicine regulator
133319news238Calls to search and rescue groups surge in B.C. as COVID-19 pushes people outdoors
133308news239BC Ferries vessel returns to dock after passenger violates COVID-19 orders
133306news240‘Caring for others:’ Mosque, synagogue advise Alberta church to follow COVID-19 rules
133303news241Police lieutenant tells court that kneeling on George Floyd’s neck was ‘totally unnecessary’
133275news242Smiles abound as B.C. seniors in care get to see their families again
133266news243UK regulator reports 30 clot cases linked to AstraZeneca jab
133264news244Chauvin’s trial leaves many Black viewers emotionally taxed
133256news245Health advisory issued after Kelowna ski resort restaurant party
133252news246Officer killed in attack outside U.S. Capitol an 18-year veteran
133250news247Egypt expects $1 billion in damages over stuck ship in Suez
133244news248Taiwan train crash kills 50, many trapped, in deadliest rail tragedy in decades
133242news249Pope on Good Friday hears children tell of pandemic losses
133230news250Air Canada, Transat call off $190 million deal after European approval denied
133228news251B.C. applying for stay in court after court rules ICBC tribunal partly unconstitutional
133225news252U.S. Capitol police officer, knife-wielding suspect dead after vehicle ramming
133218news253BC Ferries crew rescues person overboard on sailing from Vancouver Island
133209news254Police in B.C. confirm truth to allegations new inspector drove impaired
133207news255Christians mark Good Friday amid lingering virus woes
133201news256RCMP watchdog waiting over two years for Mountie views on its own foot-dragging
133199news257Staff shortage during B.C.’s deadliest COVID-19 care home outbreak: report
133197news258B.C. churches to appeal court decision that upheld COVID-19 restrictions
133195news259B.C.’s top doctor urges close contacts of COVID-19 cases to ‘stay away from others’
133192news260Pandemic exhaustion could drive some to gather for Easter despite warnings
133177news261Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation asks travellers to stay home
133175news262Island Health says indoor Easter gatherings an ‘unacceptable risk’
133170news263Wounded Warriors run cancelled for 2021
133162news264Cowichan’s Ts’ewulhutun Health Centre among six to receive overdose response grants
133151news265Teacher ordered to pay $226,000 for sucker punch that left man permanently injured
133146news266Can’t wear a mask? Be prepared to prove it, B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rules
133137news267Fairy Creek blockades must go, B.C. Supreme Court rules
133135news268Ontario imposes month-long ‘shutdown’ to combat COVID-19 surge
133128news269Semiahmoo First Nation tap water safe to drink again, as 16-year boil water advisory is lifted
133126news27088% of COVID-19 rulebreakers in B.C. haven’t paid their fines, $716K owed
133101news271VIDEO: Rarely seen orca known as ‘Chainsaw’ spotted off Victoria’s coast
134116business1WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June
134065business2B.C. NDP ministers defend ‘air tax,’ latest COVID-19 business aid
134041business3PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Island’s food service industry hard
133987business4Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget
133964business5B.C. NDP now wants to keep even ‘non-farmers’ on the land
133948business6Households expect return to pre-pandemic spending within a year, Bank of Canada says
133785business7Horgan says B.C. logging licences to be bought back, redistributed
133781business8Corus, Hulu announce ‘breakthrough’ multi-year streaming deal
133779business9B.C. whisky-maker facing international lawsuit over alleged misleading branding
133775business10Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020
133750business11Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls: Statistics Canada
133702business12B.C. businesses hurt by COVID ‘circuit breaker’ can apply for grants up to $10K
133698business13Two big Vancouver Island-based firms switching to electric transport trucks
133671business14Hot U.S. lumber market good for trade talks: Canadian ambassador
133661business15Watch the details to help avoid financial headaches when filing your tax return
133657business16Canada needs to be more inclusive, fair and sustainable: RBC CEO
133627business17Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores
133593business18B.C. funds 12 mass-timber research and development projects
133527business19Academics, smaller telecoms say Rogers shouldn’t be allowed to buy Freedom Mobile
133474business20Judge grants injunction to restock two B.C. salmon farms
134148sports2Source: Ottawa won’t provide CFL with interest-free loan in 2021
133979sports3CFL continuing talks with federal government about return to field in ‘21
133960sports4Canucks’ return to practice pushed back as player added to COVID protocol list
133903sports5Vancouver Canucks scheduled to practice Sunday, resume games April 16 after COVID outbreak
133847sports6UVic, women’s rowing coach deny former athlete’s allegation of verbal abuse
133808sports7Canucks players ‘mostly on the other side’ of COVID outbreak: general manager
133787sports8BC Hockey League submits notice to withdraw from CJHL
133752sports9NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada
133651sports10Cowichan Valley graduates square off in fabled Boat Race
133646sports11Cowichan Capitals still looking for first win of pod season
133600sports1221 Vancouver Canucks players, 4 staff have tested positive for COVID-19
133560sports13Vancouver Canucks’ COVID-19 outbreak a ‘cautionary tale’: Dr. Bonnie Henry
133531sports14Canucks’ COVID-19 outbreak grows to 18 players with Virtanen added to protocol list
133446sports15NHL expresses concern about Canucks’ COVID-19 protocol situation
133238sports166 more Canucks players test positive for COVID-19: report
133187sports17New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.
133160sports18Next 3 Vancouver Canucks games postponed due to COVID-19
133155sports19Play ball! Blue Jays beat Yankees 3-2 in 10 innings in 2021 MLB opener
133132sports20Pitt Meadows coaching legend Rich Goulet dies
133085sports21Canucks-Flames NHL game postponed with 2 Vancouver players in COVID-19 protocol
133767life1Secrets and Lives Interview with Marnie Naka
133558life2Secrets and Lives Interview with Chris Turyk
134129opinion6COLUMN: Island Health solemnly reflects upon the fifth anniversary of opioid crisis
134049opinion7Why Fish Need Water
134047opinion8More restrictions needed as COVID cases surge
134019opinion916-year-olds don’t have the brains to vote
134017opinion10Duncan doesn’t need a transportation study
134013opinion11Rogers cell tower would be detrimental to neighbourhood
133816opinion12Cartoon foolish and offensive
133730opinion13Thanks for fire response
133728opinion14Using old hospital for seniors a good idea
133724opinion15Raze Duncan rather than Fairy Creek
133892opinion16Robert Barron column: New hospital shouldn’t charge for parking
133858opinion17Mary Lowther column: Some tips on growing asparagus
133838opinion18Sarah Simpson Column: Looking for a goat time on Good Friday
133653opinion19Editorial: Time to dream up better transportation
133899opinion20Drivesmart column: Rules around bicycle lanes
133608opinion21Shawnigan Lake is still being used as Victoria’s toilet bowl
133635opinion22NDP left wing radicals
133604opinion23Officials putting money ahead of COVID safety
133471opinion24Time to end wolf cull
133469opinion25Teachers feel unsafe; new plan needed
133430opinion26North Cowichan needs a tree protection bylaw
133428opinion27One final letter rebuking absurdity
133424opinion28Trudeau too down on Canada
133420opinion29Vaccination experience quick and painless
133418opinion30Cancer cure rate is pretty good
133422opinion31New COVID strategy needed
133164opinion32Defund Trans Mountain, invest in Green New Deal
133359opinion33Drivesmart column: Horses count as a vehicle on the roadway
134162home17Cowichan Valley veterans remember Battle of Vimy Ridge
134142home18Hul’q’umi’num signs installed in downtown Duncan
134101home19Citizens’ group calls for action at Crofton’s Twin Gables Motel
134090home20North Cowichan looking for public input on transportation
133998home21UPDATED: Possible COVID-19 exposure at Duncan’s Drinkwater, Alexander schools
134063home22West Shore RCMP arrest man after shots fired at Malahat campground
134097home23B.C. overdose deaths still rising 5 years after public health emergency declared
134057home24Cowichan Valley Board of Education releases annual budget survey
134023home25Cowichan Valley restaurants try to survive with new restrictions
134021home26Duncan gets on board with transportation plan
133972home27North Cowichan to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme
133925home28RCMP investigating child’s death at Duncan’s Falcon Nest Motel
133946home29Shawnigan Lake School poet wins top prize
133941home30CVRD looks to upgrade emergency communications with grant
133920home31Town of Lake Cowichan looking to form tourism and housing committees
133907home32Lake Flashback: Soapboxes, woodshop split, taxes down
133899home33Drivesmart column: Rules around bicycle lanes
133892home34Robert Barron column: New hospital shouldn’t charge for parking
133916home35RCMP investigating after child, 6, dies at motel in Duncan
133878home36Quake off Ucluelet reportedly felt as far south as Oregon
133858home37Mary Lowther column: Some tips on growing asparagus
133838home38Sarah Simpson Column: Looking for a goat time on Good Friday
133824home39A&E column: From nature to poetry to puppets, there’s plenty afoot
133801home40Town of Lake Cowichan taxes set to increase by less than expected
133777home41Cowichan Cat Rescue needs your empties and your time
133757home42Cowichan Valley Trail gets upgrades
133745home43Business notes: Island Good celebrating 3 years of helping local businesses
133734home44Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery
133720home45Get list of plants for Cairnsmore sale starting April 10
133716home46B.C. sets new COVID-19 daily record with 1,293 cases Thursday
133693home47City of Duncan to review, update its OCP
133653home48Editorial: Time to dream up better transportation
133651home49Cowichan Valley graduates square off in fabled Boat Race
133623home50Missing falcon returns to Cowichan’s The Raptors
133646home51Cowichan Capitals still looking for first win of pod season
133631home52Cowichan Tribes offers COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday and Thursday
133610home53Old Cowichan hospital could help address seniors care: Dix
133551home54Island Crime’s ‘Gone Boys’ podcast features five missing Island men
133547home55Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine spotted filming new movie in Victoria
133490home56Protesters defy court order, stage Easter weekend logging blockades near Cowichan Lake
133499home57Many hours of work on boat goes up in flames and smoke
133460home58The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song
133444home59Former Duncan man laces up for run across Canada
133438home60CVRD headquarters now closed for at least three weeks
133414home61Land for new Cowichan hospital transferred to Island Health
133359home62Drivesmart column: Horses count as a vehicle on the roadway
133162home63Cowichan’s Ts’ewulhutun Health Centre among six to receive overdose response grants
133151home64Teacher ordered to pay $226,000 for sucker punch that left man permanently injured
134181home21B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps to 1,168 Wednesday, nearly 400 in hospital
134177home22B.C. blockades aimed at protecting old-growth forests reveal First Nation split
134175home23‘Racially motivated’ incidents on the rise in B.C’s 4th largest city: police
134173home24CBSA officers’ union calls for vaccine priority in B.C.
134171home25Kelowna demonstrators show support for Vancouver Island logging activists
134165home26Kelowna Mountie charged with assault for caught-on-camera violent arrest
134156home27Suspicious death along the highway in Nanaimo now being investigated as a homicide
134154home28WATCH: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song
134152home29Health Canada releases guidelines for reducing COVID-19 transmission at home
134077home210B.C. martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks
134136home211‘I don’t run and I don’t hide’: Cariboo MP says RCMP probing threats made against family
134118home212Calls for government transparency in COVID data continue as B.C.’s 3rd wave wears on
134133home213‘Green and Blue’: B.C. country musician releases tribute song for front-line workers
134131home214Religious B.C. man lodges human rights complaint after fired for refusing to wear a mask
134124home215VIDEO: B.C. car dealer posts clip of thieves towing a truck right off his lot
134122home216B.C. to request federal exemption for simple drug possession
134095home217B.C.’s COVID-19 indoor dining, drinking ban extending into May
134114home218Tagged grey whale off Vancouver Island given treatment after developing lesions
134112home219Former health officials, advocates reflect on anniversary of B.C.’s overdose emergency
134110home220EXPLAINER: What’s known about COVID vaccines and rare clots
134098home221QUIZ: How much do you know about the world’s most famous shipwreck?
134105home222Man catches fire sleeping while outdoors in downtown Courtenay
134093home223Observers ‘gutted’ as pair filmed removing red dresses hung along B.C. highway
134088home224Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan
134085home225Violent altercation at Port Hardy trailer park sends one to hospital
134083home226Six years including time served for Nanaimo man in bludgeoning death
134081home227B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek
134072home228Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery
134070home229VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road
134067home230B.C. seafood company owner fined $25K for eating receipt, obstructing DFO inspection
134065home231B.C. NDP ministers defend ‘air tax,’ latest COVID-19 business aid
134061home232Getting the vaccine does not break your fast, says Muslim COVID-19 task force
134059home233Police: mental health crisis likely in car driven through Saanich Walmart wall
134055home234100+ international travellers who landed in B.C. refused to quarantine
134053home235PHAC receives first report of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca
134051home236Campbell River Gun Club range shut down after complaints of stray bullets
134045home237Pacific Rim National Park Reserve campground sees ‘unprecedented’ interest
134041home238PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Island’s food service industry hard
134043home2391 in 3 young Canadians have given up on owning a home: poll
134039home240Nanaimo man sentenced for sexually abusing girl more than 40 years ago
134037home241B.C. urges people to stay in their neighbourhoods, discourages out-of-household meet-ups
134033home242Most Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears drive hesitancy: poll
134025home243Terry Fox’s legacy of resilience resonates during COVID-19 crisis, says brother
134015home244Onlookers laugh and jeer as B.C. teen beaten, then forced to strip and walk home
134011home245B.C.’s COVID-19 case count slows after last week’s peak
134002home246Vancouver Island team helps make $368 million three-tonne cocaine seizure
133993home247Chainsaw and friends near the beach thrill orca watchers in Lantzville
133990home248Washington State trio’s fisheries violations the worst veteran officer has seen in 20 years
134000home249Indoor wine tastings still allowed in B.C., not considered a ‘social gathering’
133987home250Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget
133983home251Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research
133974home252Tenants disappear in the night leaving Okanagan home trashed with junk, feces
133985home253Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2019: report
133970home254B.C. to register people ages 40+ for COVID-19 vaccines in April
133968home255For Canadian Muslims, second pandemic Ramadan is a time of hope and sadness
133964home256B.C. NDP now wants to keep even ‘non-farmers’ on the land
133960home257Canucks’ return to practice pushed back as player added to COVID protocol list
133956home258UPDATE: B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine booking back up after maintenance
133929home259Adults living, working in Whistler, B.C., eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on Monday
133923home260Senior dog rescued after being stuck on Surrey cliffside for 10 days
133921home2613 banned from fishing, holding licences after overfishing violations near Vancouver Island
133912home262Child, 12, dies after serious ski accident on Mount Seymour in North Vancouver
133901home263Horgan’s NDP to bring in throne speech in B.C., Opposition wants coherent plan
133903home264Vancouver Canucks scheduled to practice Sunday, resume games April 16 after COVID outbreak
133894home265B.C. family looking for puppy with limb difference, just like 2-year-old Ivy
133886home266Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers
133880home267PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake
133876home268B.C. residents age 60+ can now register to get their COVID-19 vaccine
133873home269Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school
133865home270Man finds men who rescued him from drowning in B.C.’s Fraser River
133855home271Province announces $150,000 towards South Island film studio, fulfilling B.C. NDP promise
133853home272B.C. Mountie handing out toy cars to light up children’s faces
133849home273Canada’s ICUs see near-record of COVID-19 patients last week as variant cases double
133847home274UVic, women’s rowing coach deny former athlete’s allegation of verbal abuse
133836home275Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 11 to 17
133829home276Firefighters free workers trapped in freezer, after senior plows car through B.C. Walmart wall
133822home277Nanaimo RCMP trying to identify stabbing suspect who wielded rusty knife
133820home278Leftover vaccines go into arms, not down the drain: Island Health
133814home279Calls for stricter action in B.C. as COVID-19 variants projected to climb
133812home280Vancouver park board issues order to restrict tents in Strathcona Park
133808home281Canucks players ‘mostly on the other side’ of COVID outbreak: general manager
133806home282Man shot in Vancouver while sitting in a parked car: police
133804home283Don’t line up for vaccines unless asked to come, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns
133797home284Cariboo teacher charged in child exploitation case
133793home28510 people injected with expired COVID-19 vaccine at Burnaby pharmacy
133791home286Liquor servers, caretakers boosted to B.C.’s $15.20/hour minimum wage
133789home287Explainer: What is rape culture and what does it look like in B.C.?
133845home288Vogue features B.C. red dresses in honour of missing, murdered Indigenous women
133785home289Horgan says B.C. logging licences to be bought back, redistributed
133779home290B.C. whisky-maker facing international lawsuit over alleged misleading branding
133775home291Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020
133773home292St. John Ambulance providing ‘pawsitive’ support with virtual therapy dog event
133755home293Ottawa mulls exempting more workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown: Garneau
133750home294Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls: Statistics Canada
133747home295Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99
133732home296Union of BC Indian Chiefs latest group to call for moratorium on B.C. mink farming
133726home297WorkSafeBC can now shut down businesses due to COVID-19 transmission
133722home298Dwelling destroyed, two taken to hospital after mid-Island blaze
133714home299Variants of concern higher than reported, but giving precise data challenging: BCCDC
133712home2100Cellular reception extending along Vancouver Island’s south coast
133710home2101B.C. residents age 65+ can now register to get their COVID-19 vaccine
133705home210238 ‘fearful’ dogs living in ‘filthy’ conditions seized from Kamloops-area property: BC SPCA
133700home2103MLA receives racist emails after B.C. prioritizes Indigenous people for COVID-19 vaccine
133698home2104Two big Vancouver Island-based firms switching to electric transport trucks
133696home2106Nearly 600 COVID-19 fines already issued by B.C. RCMP in 2021
133691home2107VIDEO: B.C. singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record
133688home2108Man who took wild bear cubs to a Grand Forks motel may face charges
133685home2109Vancouver Island may see snow in higher elevations Friday
133681home2110Experts say COVID variants likely make up 40% of B.C.’s cases, double what officials have disclosed
133677home211153% of Canadians teetering the brink of insolvency: survey
133673home2112Fundraiser underway for April Parisian billboards
133675home2113New conservancy protects sacred Tahltan land in northwest B.C.
133671home2114Hot U.S. lumber market good for trade talks: Canadian ambassador
133667home2115RCMP investigating suspicious death along Nanaimo Parkway
133665home2116Parents alerted after young Esquimalt boy attacked on way to school
133663home2117B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies
133661home2118Watch the details to help avoid financial headaches when filing your tax return
133659home2119Friends of Rails to Trails pleads for support to transform Island’s dormant rail line
133655home2120B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID
133644home2121Ucluelet woman apologizes after comparing B.C. mask mandate to residential schools
133641home2122Conservative leader tells Island’s business community his party should lead COVID recovery
133639home2123B.C. has 997 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday, hospitalization rises
133637home2124In Canada, U.S., vaccine ‘passports’ could be new point of cross-border contention
133627home2125Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores
133625home2126B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe
133621home2127Abbotsford skydiver recounts heartfelt moment with 1st time jumper
133619home2128CDC continues to warn U.S. travellers against ‘all travel to Canada’ due to COVID risk
133615home2129B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events
133613home2130Grandfather among two killed in Highway 1 crash east of Sicamous
133606home2131Parliamentary budget officer says basic income program could halve poverty rate
133602home2132Singh rejects more extreme NDP policy resolutions, like scrapping military
133600home213321 Vancouver Canucks players, 4 staff have tested positive for COVID-19
133598home2134Province, feds fund full cell service along ‘Highway of Tears’ following years of advocacy
133596home2135Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop
133593home2136B.C. funds 12 mass-timber research and development projects
133590home2137Police seek man charged with hate crime in Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre vandalism
133588home2138Keep your snow tires on until April 30: B.C. transportation ministry
133581home2139Kootenay beekeeping family urges caution with chemicals after 2 hives poisoned
133579home2140Woman charged with attempted murder in Castlegar teen stabbing incident
133577home2141Social media has robbed 1 in 5 Canadians of sleep
133572home2142Support workers for those with disabilities left behind in B.C. vaccine-rollout ‘oversight’
133570home2143Unpaid caregivers in Canada feeling more burned out than ever: New report
133568home2144B.C. wildlife groups hatch tips on keeping baby birds safe this spring
133566home2145NACI doubles down on 4-month gap, says 75% of Canadians could get COVID jab by mid-June
133562home2146Former B.C. cabinet ministers to testify at money laundering inquiry
133560home2147Vancouver Canucks’ COVID-19 outbreak a ‘cautionary tale’: Dr. Bonnie Henry
133555home2148Island singer to perform ‘O Canada’ at Vancouver Canucks game
133549home2149Police watchdog is called in after two women injured in B.C. crash
133545home2150Youth suspected in sex assault of child in Surrey
133541home2151B.C., Vancouver and park board reach deal to end Strathcona Park encampment
133507home2152Parents struggle to navigate in-person school, child care amid B.C.’s surging 3rd wave
133538home2153Easter ferry traffic down from pre-pandemic levels amid COVID restrictions, despite extra sailings
133535home2154Victoria guitarist rocks a $1M Lotto Max ticket
133531home2155Canucks’ COVID-19 outbreak grows to 18 players with Virtanen added to protocol list
133524home215680-foot barge that sank Christmas Eve in Port McNeill finally resurfaced
133520home2157Alleged arsonist facing more charges in connection to North Vancouver Masonic hall fires
133515home2158Vancouver Island’s March turns out to be a lot drier than original forecasts
133513home2159B.C. electric vehicle sales charge ahead in pandemic 2020
133511home2160‘Never run from a coyote’: Canadians report increased sightings during pandemic
133509home2161Rescuers pluck injured man from slippery rocks above Elk Falls
133505home2162Survey says 3 in 4 Canadians willing to get vaccinated
133485home2163Penticton’s favourite goose has a girlfriend
133479home2164B.C. psychologists petition government for more mental health coverage under MSP
133476home2165PAW Patrol to the rescue: Dollar store helmet saves two-year-old from eagle attack
133474home2166Judge grants injunction to restock two B.C. salmon farms
133467home2167B.C. woman arrested for selling fraudulent travel vouchers
133454home2168Skier dies in avalanche on mountain in Banff National Park
133450home2169Police officer shows a lot of heart in overnight effort to get B.C. senior a new heart
133448home2170Variant first detected in Brazil concerning in Canada: here’s what we know about P.1
133446home2171NHL expresses concern about Canucks’ COVID-19 protocol situation
133440home2172B.C. woman shot while trying to help friend in mental health crisis
133436home2173B.C.’s COVID-19 cases dip below 1,000 for Sunday, Monday
133412home2174Online COVID-19 vaccine booking opens B.C.-wide Tuesday morning
133408home2175Campbell River ‘Crowtographer’ gaining huge social media following
133400home2176B.C. collects thousands of contaminated aquarium moss balls
133394home2177Kootenay seniors fined $3,450 after failing to show proof of COVID test in day trip to U.S.
133373home2178Man stabbed in early-morning incident in Port Alberni
133330home2179Health Canada issues recall for disposable masks containing graphene
133328home2180B.C. restaurant ordered to close for defying COVID-19 orders remains open
133326home2181One person shot, one detained in incident in Nanaimo home
133319home2182Calls to search and rescue groups surge in B.C. as COVID-19 pushes people outdoors
133308home2183BC Ferries vessel returns to dock after passenger violates COVID-19 orders
133275home2184Smiles abound as B.C. seniors in care get to see their families again
133292home2185Giant marine worms rising from burrows along Vancouver Island coast
133256home2186Health advisory issued after Kelowna ski resort restaurant party
133238home21876 more Canucks players test positive for COVID-19: report
133228home2188B.C. applying for stay in court after court rules ICBC tribunal partly unconstitutional
133218home2189BC Ferries crew rescues person overboard on sailing from Vancouver Island
133209home2190Police in B.C. confirm truth to allegations new inspector drove impaired
133199home2191Staff shortage during B.C.’s deadliest COVID-19 care home outbreak: report
133197home2192B.C. churches to appeal court decision that upheld COVID-19 restrictions
133195home2193B.C.’s top doctor urges close contacts of COVID-19 cases to ‘stay away from others’
133187home2194New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.
133177home2195Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation asks travellers to stay home
133175home2196Island Health says indoor Easter gatherings an ‘unacceptable risk’
133170home2197Wounded Warriors run cancelled for 2021
133160home2198Next 3 Vancouver Canucks games postponed due to COVID-19
133155home2199Play ball! Blue Jays beat Yankees 3-2 in 10 innings in 2021 MLB opener
133153home22007 companies out to trick Canadian customers this April Fools’ (PHOTOS)
133146home2201Can’t wear a mask? Be prepared to prove it, B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rules
133132home2202Pitt Meadows coaching legend Rich Goulet dies
133137home2203Fairy Creek blockades must go, B.C. Supreme Court rules
133128home2204Semiahmoo First Nation tap water safe to drink again, as 16-year boil water advisory is lifted
133101home2205VIDEO: Rarely seen orca known as ‘Chainsaw’ spotted off Victoria’s coast
133085home2206Canucks-Flames NHL game postponed with 2 Vancouver players in COVID-19 protocol
134154entertainment3WATCH: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song
134146entertainment4Juno Awards postpone 50th anniversary show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic
134133entertainment5‘Green and Blue’: B.C. country musician releases tribute song for front-line workers
133691entertainment6VIDEO: B.C. singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record
133824entertainment7A&E column: From nature to poetry to puppets, there’s plenty afoot
133615entertainment8B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events
133555entertainment9Island singer to perform ‘O Canada’ at Vancouver Canucks game
133547entertainment10Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine spotted filming new movie in Victoria
133551entertainment11Island Crime’s ‘Gone Boys’ podcast features five missing Island men
133339entertainment12Fighting human trafficking ‘more urgent’ amid pandemic, says Canadian country star Paul Brandt
134138trending-now1Abbotsford woman receives more than 600 cards from public for 100th birthday
134098trending-now2QUIZ: How much do you know about the world’s most famous shipwreck?
134072trending-now3Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery
134070trending-now4VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road
133993trending-now5Chainsaw and friends near the beach thrill orca watchers in Lantzville
133894trending-now6B.C. family looking for puppy with limb difference, just like 2-year-old Ivy
133880trending-now7PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake
133853trending-now8B.C. Mountie handing out toy cars to light up children’s faces
133836trending-now9Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 11 to 17
133845trending-now10Vogue features B.C. red dresses in honour of missing, murdered Indigenous women
133773trending-now11St. John Ambulance providing ‘pawsitive’ support with virtual therapy dog event
133621trending-now12Abbotsford skydiver recounts heartfelt moment with 1st time jumper
133568trending-now13B.C. wildlife groups hatch tips on keeping baby birds safe this spring
133485trending-now14Penticton’s favourite goose has a girlfriend
133408trending-now15Campbell River ‘Crowtographer’ gaining huge social media following
133292trending-now16Giant marine worms rising from burrows along Vancouver Island coast
133153trending-now177 companies out to trick Canadian customers this April Fools’ (PHOTOS)
133943community2Black Press Media introduces one of Western Canada’s best real estate platforms helping home buyers Find. Love. Live. that new home
133720community3Get list of plants for Cairnsmore sale starting April 10
133946community4Shawnigan Lake School poet wins top prize
133907community5Lake Flashback: Soapboxes, woodshop split, taxes down
134129letters1COLUMN: Island Health solemnly reflects upon the fifth anniversary of opioid crisis
134049letters2Why Fish Need Water
134047letters3More restrictions needed as COVID cases surge
134019letters416-year-olds don’t have the brains to vote
134017letters5Duncan doesn’t need a transportation study
134013letters6Rogers cell tower would be detrimental to neighbourhood
133816letters7Cartoon foolish and offensive
133730letters8Thanks for fire response
133728letters9Using old hospital for seniors a good idea
133724letters10Raze Duncan rather than Fairy Creek
133608letters11Shawnigan Lake is still being used as Victoria’s toilet bowl
133604letters12Officials putting money ahead of COVID safety
133635letters13NDP left wing radicals
133471letters14Time to end wolf cull
133469letters15Teachers feel unsafe; new plan needed
133430letters16North Cowichan needs a tree protection bylaw
133428letters17One final letter rebuking absurdity
133424letters18Trudeau too down on Canada
133420letters19Vaccination experience quick and painless
133418letters20Cancer cure rate is pretty good
133422letters21New COVID strategy needed
133164letters22Defund Trans Mountain, invest in Green New Deal
134120video1VIDEO: ‘Extremely, extremely rare’ blood clots ‘may be linked’ to AstraZeneca, Health Canada says
134086video2B.C. sees 873 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, decline continues
134004video3B.C. NDP promises more health care spending, business support in 2021 budget
133981video4O’Toole to vote against Conservative MP’s private bill on ‘sex-selective abortion’
133950video5VIDEO: Hundreds defy Montreal’s 8 p.m. curfew in violent, destructive protest
86421sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island
92950federal-election1Voter’s Guide for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford
92936federal-election2VIDEO: Climate change, veterans, tax cuts: it was all there at Lake Cowichan all-candidates debate
109205travel1Lake Cowichan
134041podcasts1PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Island’s food service industry hard