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Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Monday night, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NDP’s MacGregor wins convincing victory in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Third-term MP sees housing as No. 1 issue in his riding

 

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UPDATED: 12 schools in Cowichan Valley have reported COVID within school community

11 Valley schools have reported cases in their communities

 

The Green Door Society and the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society have joined forces to create a new purpose-built public art gallery in a portion of the historic Green Door building on Ingram Street. (Submitted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery)

State-of-the-art public art gallery plans revealed

Green Door Society and Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society joined forces to help further the goal

 

“Last weekend’s 10th Annual Great Lake Walk had over 300 people make the 56 kilometre journey around Cowichan Lake, from Youbou to Lake Cowichan. Although mainly out-of-town walkers took part in the ultra-marathon, a number of Cowichan Lake area residents also took up the challenge. Left – Lake Cowichan resident Connie Croteau, right, with Shawnigan Lake friend Noella Trotter, posing for a photo after crossing the finish line. Centre – Local Great Lake Walk celebrity Joan Henn, 75, with one of five bags of cans she collected along the way. Henn walked with daughter Barbara Henn-Pander, from Burnaby. This was her 10th time participating in the Great Lake Walk. Right – Local walker Cheriee Strany enjoys some tunes. She walked with a couple of friends, who as a group raised $826 for the Tour de Rock cancer fundraiser.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Sept. 21, 2011)

Flashback: Weir safety, forestry funds and bus service

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Last weekend’s 10th Annual Great Lake Walk had over 300 people make the 56 kilometre journey around Cowichan Lake, from Youbou to Lake Cowichan. Although mainly out-of-town walkers took part in the ultra-marathon, a number of Cowichan Lake area residents also took up the challenge. Left – Lake Cowichan resident Connie Croteau, right, with Shawnigan Lake friend Noella Trotter, posing for a photo after crossing the finish line. Centre – Local Great Lake Walk celebrity Joan Henn, 75, with one of five bags of cans she collected along the way. Henn walked with daughter Barbara Henn-Pander, from Burnaby. This was her 10th time participating in the Great Lake Walk. Right – Local walker Cheriee Strany enjoys some tunes. She walked with a couple of friends, who as a group raised $826 for the Tour de Rock cancer fundraiser.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Sept. 21, 2011)
Duncan’s Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women’s Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan)

Duncan’s Sara Goodman cherishes Pan Am championship

Captain won’t be joining Canada at World Cup but will cheer on teammates

Duncan’s Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women’s Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan)
The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

New Cowichan Dance Academy lets students pursue their passion

New school is a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio

The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Josh Mellor has COVID-19 and is fighting for his life in an ICU in Victoria. (Submitted by Miranda Mellor)

UPDATED: Young Cowichan farmer with COVID-19 put on ventilator

Josh Mellor is in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Josh Mellor has COVID-19 and is fighting for his life in an ICU in Victoria. (Submitted by Miranda Mellor)
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UPDATED: Khowhemun latest Cowichan Valley schools with COVID within school community

10 Valley schools have reported cases in their communities

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Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

KidSport Cowichan wants to see kids get back in action this fall

Funds are available for young athletes as sports return

Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)

Cowichan’s Closson Classic expands community with new format

Long-running softball tournament adds ortho division to great success

The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)
The Mandwe family is ready to help with next week’s BC Thanksgiving Food Drive by picking up the bags left on your front doorsteps. Even four-year-old Benji wants to help. (Submitted by Carol Stiles)

Thanksgiving Food Drive begins next week in Cowichan

The goal? To get the community’s help to fill the shelves of Cowichan’s food banks

The Mandwe family is ready to help with next week’s BC Thanksgiving Food Drive by picking up the bags left on your front doorsteps. Even four-year-old Benji wants to help. (Submitted by Carol Stiles)
Nelson Billy was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Submitted by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)
Nelson Billy was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Submitted by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)
Cowichan Valley School District logo CROPPED

UPDATE: COVID-19 cases reported at 6 Cowichan Valley schools

Kelsey, Bench, Drinkwater, Quamichan, Cow High contact families

Cowichan Valley School District logo CROPPED
The biggest motorcycle ride on Vancouver Island will help with the battle to fight prostate cancer by supporting the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live happening on Sunday, Sept. 12. (Black Press file)
The biggest motorcycle ride on Vancouver Island will help with the battle to fight prostate cancer by supporting the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live happening on Sunday, Sept. 12. (Black Press file)
A woman displays a sign advocating for a just transition away from fossil fuels during a climate rally in Duncan on Wednesday, Sept. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rally in Duncan urges voters to think about climate change

Pipelines and transition away from fossil fuels are key issues

A woman displays a sign advocating for a just transition away from fossil fuels during a climate rally in Duncan on Wednesday, Sept. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Citizens will gather at Duncan City Square at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 ahead of the federal leader’s debate to draw attention to the climate emergency and the urgent need for scaled-up federal climate action. (B. Hetschko photo)
Citizens will gather at Duncan City Square at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 ahead of the federal leader’s debate to draw attention to the climate emergency and the urgent need for scaled-up federal climate action. (B. Hetschko photo)
Captain Matt Baird will be returning to the Kerry Park Islanders this season after a stint with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Citizen file)

Isles continue to build despite cancellation of preseason games

Kerry Park continues to build toward 2021-22 regular season

Captain Matt Baird will be returning to the Kerry Park Islanders this season after a stint with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Citizen file)
Mill Bay's Jessye Brockway (right) and Jeremy Hall compete in the PR2 mixed double at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Cowichan Paralympic rowers reach B final in Tokyo

Fredrickson 8th overall with PR3 mixed coxed 4, Brockway 12th overall with PR2 mixed double

Mill Bay's Jessye Brockway (right) and Jeremy Hall compete in the PR2 mixed double at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Cowichan District Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as part of province-wide protests against measures regarding COVID-19. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hundreds gather at Cowichan District Hospital to protest COVID-19 vaccine cards, measures

Protesters gathered in green space between parking lot and hospital, also lined nearby Gibbins Road

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Cowichan District Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as part of province-wide protests against measures regarding COVID-19. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Back to school. (Stock photo)

Cowichan school district encouraging masks for all students this fall

Masks mandated for Grades 4-12, encouraged for K-3

Back to school. (Stock photo)