Lake Cowichan

“21-year-old Curt Knippelberg was diagnosed with a pineal gland cyst on his brain in 2010. Roughly two years later he battles back with fundraising to pay for a surgery that will cost thousands. Local resident Laurie Long-Johnson (right) has organized a months-long bottle drive to help raise money for the cause.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Jan. 11, 2012)

Flashback: Searching for a surgeon, an epic storm and Broadbent boos banks

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

 

A big snowfall in late December left fat pillows of snow on signs, fences, picnic tables lake and even covered the surface of Mayo Dam. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Residents complain of slow snow clearing at Lake Cowichan

The recent snowfall “unfortunately occurred at an awkward time in our small town”: mayor

 

”Dave Campbell, Katrine Winia, Guy Paton and Scott Campbell were all sporting Christmas colours at the Honeymoon Bay Christmas dinner.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Dec. 28, 2011)

Flashback: Christmas cheer, a not-so-bright thief and holiday hours

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

”Dave Campbell, Katrine Winia, Guy Paton and Scott Campbell were all sporting Christmas colours at the Honeymoon Bay Christmas dinner.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Dec. 28, 2011)
An elk got his antlers caught up in a zip line in Youbou in mid-January, and conservation officers were called in to remove it. (Conservation Officer Service Photo)
An elk got his antlers caught up in a zip line in Youbou in mid-January, and conservation officers were called in to remove it. (Conservation Officer Service Photo)
“Town Councillor Jayne Ingram, Mayor Ross Forrest and Councillor Bob Day cook up lasagna and Caesar salad for Community Services’ volunteers during the Christmas Hamper event at Centennial Hall on Dec. 14. They were just one of many groups in Lake Cowichan to aid in Community Services’ worthwhile cause over the past month.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Dec. 21, 2011)

Flashback: Christmas dinners, stream protection, the metric system arrives

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“Town Councillor Jayne Ingram, Mayor Ross Forrest and Councillor Bob Day cook up lasagna and Caesar salad for Community Services’ volunteers during the Christmas Hamper event at Centennial Hall on Dec. 14. They were just one of many groups in Lake Cowichan to aid in Community Services’ worthwhile cause over the past month.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Dec. 21, 2011)
Carl Stenberg, 13, shows off his stick-handling skills to the neighbours as they shovel snow in Lake Cowichan on Dec. 12. (Michelle Banfield photo)

Snow and cold have nothing on community spirit in Lake Cowichan

Young Laker helps neighbours shovel in the most bone-chilling way

Carl Stenberg, 13, shows off his stick-handling skills to the neighbours as they shovel snow in Lake Cowichan on Dec. 12. (Michelle Banfield photo)
“Hul’quimi’num’ Treaty Group Chief Negotiator Robert Morales and Rosanne Daniels take in the sheer beauty of Mossy Maple Rainforest near Lake Cowichan. This majestic area has recently been dubbed the mossiest forest in all of Canada. A rarity in itself, this is one of the few deciduous old-growth rainforests in North America.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Dec. 14, 2011)

Flashback: Fanghorn Forest, Kenyon dies, and careless chimney owners

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Hul’quimi’num’ Treaty Group Chief Negotiator Robert Morales and Rosanne Daniels take in the sheer beauty of Mossy Maple Rainforest near Lake Cowichan. This majestic area has recently been dubbed the mossiest forest in all of Canada. A rarity in itself, this is one of the few deciduous old-growth rainforests in North America.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Dec. 14, 2011)
“Lady of the Lake Jorden Matson (left), Second Princess Amber Bell (front) and First Princess Mary Batyi have a sit on Kris Kringle’s knee at Country Grocer on Dec. 3 as the holiday season got fully underway this past weekend following the commencement of December Madness.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Dec. 7, 2011)
“Lady of the Lake Jorden Matson (left), Second Princess Amber Bell (front) and First Princess Mary Batyi have a sit on Kris Kringle’s knee at Country Grocer on Dec. 3 as the holiday season got fully underway this past weekend following the commencement of December Madness.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette/Dec. 7, 2011)
The tender for the retrofit and expansion of Lake Cowichan Town Hall has been awarded to Nanaimo-based CopCan Civil Limited Partnership, the same company that built the Meade Creek Recycling facility in the spring of 2017. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)

Tender accepted for Lake Cowichan Town Hall; price tag up

Construction timeline is 10 months from the start date

The tender for the retrofit and expansion of Lake Cowichan Town Hall has been awarded to Nanaimo-based CopCan Civil Limited Partnership, the same company that built the Meade Creek Recycling facility in the spring of 2017. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
“Volunteer decorators, Rebecca Oliver (left), Katherine Worsley (second from left), Samantha Oliver (centre) and Brody Elzinga (right) were brimming with Christmas spirit last week as they took part in a decorating blitz of the Visitor and Business Centre in Lake Cowichan last week. The decorating falls in part with this weekend’s approaching December Madness, which will kick the community’s Christmas season into full gear.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 30, 2011)

Flashback: December madness, forestry fights, parcel taxes

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Volunteer decorators, Rebecca Oliver (left), Katherine Worsley (second from left), Samantha Oliver (centre) and Brody Elzinga (right) were brimming with Christmas spirit last week as they took part in a decorating blitz of the Visitor and Business Centre in Lake Cowichan last week. The decorating falls in part with this weekend’s approaching December Madness, which will kick the community’s Christmas season into full gear.” (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 30, 2011)
The Jones’s Christmas Village is being prepared for display again this festive season. (Marcia Jones photo)

Jones’s Christmas Village is back this year

Donations go towards cancer treatment

The Jones’s Christmas Village is being prepared for display again this festive season. (Marcia Jones photo)
“Elaine Nurse, the lone tarot card reader at the annual Honeymoon Bay Christmas craft fair, poses for a photo beside her other booth at the fair, Mama Nature’s.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 23, 2011)

Flashback: Elections abound and the village becomes a town

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“Elaine Nurse, the lone tarot card reader at the annual Honeymoon Bay Christmas craft fair, poses for a photo beside her other booth at the fair, Mama Nature’s.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 23, 2011)
Cider vinegar in the making. (Mary Lowther photo)

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Cider vinegar in the making. (Mary Lowther photo)
Lake Cowichan Mayor Bob Day. (Citizen file)
Lake Cowichan Mayor Bob Day. (Citizen file)
“It was a sombre atmosphere in front of the Lake Cowichan Legion on Remembrance Day as the parade’s participants — war veterans, their friends and relatives, the RCMP and other military factions — prepared to march to the Cenotaph.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 16, 2011)

Flashback: Wildlife warning, ‘women heavy council’, water woes

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“It was a sombre atmosphere in front of the Lake Cowichan Legion on Remembrance Day as the parade’s participants — war veterans, their friends and relatives, the RCMP and other military factions — prepared to march to the Cenotaph.” (Dorian Geiger/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Nov. 16, 2011)
Join the fun at the Cowichan Lake Light-Up Cruise on Dec. 4. (Submitted by Jenn Baird)
Join the fun at the Cowichan Lake Light-Up Cruise on Dec. 4. (Submitted by Jenn Baird)
Mud ran down the side of the hill and onto Highway 18 near Skutz Falls on Monday morning as heavy rain pounded the Cowichan Valley region including Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Highway 18 flooding and mudslides result from torrential rains

Lake Cowichan not immune from heavy rains

Mud ran down the side of the hill and onto Highway 18 near Skutz Falls on Monday morning as heavy rain pounded the Cowichan Valley region including Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
“The placing of the wreaths, was one of Mayor Earle Darling’s last official duties last Monday during the Remembrance Day ceremonies. With him is Mayor-elect, Jean Brown.” (Lake News, Nov. 13, 1996)

Flashback: Christmas craft fair, telephone expansion, and school board budget increase

A look back into the history of the Cowichan Lake area

“The placing of the wreaths, was one of Mayor Earle Darling’s last official duties last Monday during the Remembrance Day ceremonies. With him is Mayor-elect, Jean Brown.” (Lake News, Nov. 13, 1996)
A meeting is scheduled to give property owners more information about how a new weir at Cowichan Lake could affect their properties. (Citizen file)

Meeting to preview tool showing shoreline impacts of new Cowichan Lake weir

Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

A meeting is scheduled to give property owners more information about how a new weir at Cowichan Lake could affect their properties. (Citizen file)