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Backyard hens are now permitted within the Town of Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file)

Backyard hens legally take up residency in Lake Cowichan

Decades-old battle finally ends, chickens legal in Lake Cowichan backyards

 

“And they’re off… At the starting signal, 150 runners begin Sunday’s Terry Fox marathon”. (Lake News/Sept. 16, 1981)

Flashback: Chickens and dogs, amalgamation woes, Terry Fox run, house prices

A look back into the history of Lake Cowichan and area

 

Lake Cowichan fire chief Doug Knott. (Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Fire Department recruiting heroes

Apply today for the fall member intake

 

Area I director Klaus Kuhn, developer Greg Adams, and Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative board members Richard Weir, Lorne Scheffer and Ross Forrest stand in the “new” picnic shelter at Mile 77 Park in Youbou, funded by Adams. The Forest Cooperative donated money to help improve the waterfront at the park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Better late than never: improvements to Youbou’s Mile 77 Park celebrated

Adams family funded picnic shelter; Forest Cooperative sponsored waterfront efforts

Area I director Klaus Kuhn, developer Greg Adams, and Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative board members Richard Weir, Lorne Scheffer and Ross Forrest stand in the “new” picnic shelter at Mile 77 Park in Youbou, funded by Adams. The Forest Cooperative donated money to help improve the waterfront at the park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
“United Church Worship and Education Team members Lilien Kerr, Mikki Welsh, and Audrey Towle, from left, with reverend Greg Darjes. Behind them is the cross from the old United Church, which was saved from fire in 1990.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Sept. 7, 2011)

Flashback: Back to school, Church anniversary and Coronation Street soap opera

A look back into the history of Lake Cowichan and area

“United Church Worship and Education Team members Lilien Kerr, Mikki Welsh, and Audrey Towle, from left, with reverend Greg Darjes. Behind them is the cross from the old United Church, which was saved from fire in 1990.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Sept. 7, 2011)
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)
“Mai and Emi Ikemura hug the cuddly and patient dog Eva, at Honeymoon Bay’s Central Park. The two Duncan youngsters played with with Eva during a visit with their Honeymoon Bay grandfather, Mitsu, earlier this month.” Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Aug. 24, 2011)
“Mai and Emi Ikemura hug the cuddly and patient dog Eva, at Honeymoon Bay’s Central Park. The two Duncan youngsters played with with Eva during a visit with their Honeymoon Bay grandfather, Mitsu, earlier this month.” Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Aug. 24, 2011)
The VIJHL’s Lake Cowichan Kraken vs. Kerry Park Islanders’ game has been cancelled tonight.

First meeting of Lake Cowichan Kraken and Islanders cancelled

Kerry Park unable to attend VIJHL hockey game

The VIJHL’s Lake Cowichan Kraken vs. Kerry Park Islanders’ game has been cancelled tonight.
“Left – Celebrating his 71st birthday the day after the race, Spaniard Bernard Hewitt beat out a group of much younger competitors during the annual Youbou Regatta 1/4 mile swim race, Saturday, Aug. 13. ‘This is the third time I’ve entered. It gives me something to aim for,’ Hewitt said. Spending winters in Spain and summers with a friend at Marble Bay, Hewitt has taken to swimming Cowichan Lake on a daily basis. While in Spain, he stays in shape by swimming in a pool. Hewitt was the oldest participant to complete the swim, while local youngster Emily Vaughan was the youngest. Middle – Local athlete Grace Fox placed second, followed shortly thereafter by fellow local swimmer Alyssa Porter, right.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Aug. 17, 2011)

Flashback: Garden gnome games, ambulance blackout, strike end nears

What was making headlines this week around Cowichan Lake in years gone by

“Left – Celebrating his 71st birthday the day after the race, Spaniard Bernard Hewitt beat out a group of much younger competitors during the annual Youbou Regatta 1/4 mile swim race, Saturday, Aug. 13. ‘This is the third time I’ve entered. It gives me something to aim for,’ Hewitt said. Spending winters in Spain and summers with a friend at Marble Bay, Hewitt has taken to swimming Cowichan Lake on a daily basis. While in Spain, he stays in shape by swimming in a pool. Hewitt was the oldest participant to complete the swim, while local youngster Emily Vaughan was the youngest. Middle – Local athlete Grace Fox placed second, followed shortly thereafter by fellow local swimmer Alyssa Porter, right.” (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, Aug. 17, 2011)
Flooding is one of the issues being addressed by the emergency management plan. The Cowichan Valley Regional District is exploring ways to better prepare for major emergencies. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

CVRD looks to fill emergency management program gaps

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is exploring ways to better prepare for…

Flooding is one of the issues being addressed by the emergency management plan. The Cowichan Valley Regional District is exploring ways to better prepare for major emergencies. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Roughly four dozen residents attended a meeting of the Save Our Holmes Society Sunday at Yount School Sunday on afternoon. The goal: to raise awareness and mobilize to let Mosaic Forest Management know the community wants them not to disturb the 28 watersheds, the fish and wildlife habitats and the steep slopes of Mounts Homes and Good. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Youbou residents unit against logging on the slope

Roughly four dozen residents attended a meeting of the Save Our Holmes…

Roughly four dozen residents attended a meeting of the Save Our Holmes Society Sunday at Yount School Sunday on afternoon. The goal: to raise awareness and mobilize to let Mosaic Forest Management know the community wants them not to disturb the 28 watersheds, the fish and wildlife habitats and the steep slopes of Mounts Homes and Good. (Kathryn Swan photo)
The Kaatza Historical Society and Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation are working on a display for outside the museum. (Rendering)
The Kaatza Historical Society and Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation are working on a display for outside the museum. (Rendering)
“In happier times, Brittany Dycke is a frequent visitor to Community Services. Now that she is in hospital, her friends are trying to help her family by setting up a fund for her mother as she visits her daughter in Vancouver”. (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Aug. 14, 1996.)

Flashback: Alcohol-swigging rowdies, Youbou Regatta and a heat wave

Take a look at what was making headlines this week in Lake Cowichan history

“In happier times, Brittany Dycke is a frequent visitor to Community Services. Now that she is in hospital, her friends are trying to help her family by setting up a fund for her mother as she visits her daughter in Vancouver”. (Lake Cowichan Gazette, Aug. 14, 1996.)
A smoke marker, which could be dangerous, remains lost in Cowichan Lake. (Submitted by RCMP)

Lake Cowichan RCMP warning of lost smoke marker; canister may be dangerous

Markers dropped into the lake on the north side on Friday, Aug. 6

A smoke marker, which could be dangerous, remains lost in Cowichan Lake. (Submitted by RCMP)
“One way was the wrong decision according to many people who have complained about the new traffic flow on Coronation Street by the post office in Lake Cowichan. Village crew were busy last week setting up concrete medians and traffic signs warning drivers that Coronation has become a one way street. All traffic is now forced onto South Shore Road off Coronation.” (Lake News, Aug. 7, 1996)
“One way was the wrong decision according to many people who have complained about the new traffic flow on Coronation Street by the post office in Lake Cowichan. Village crew were busy last week setting up concrete medians and traffic signs warning drivers that Coronation has become a one way street. All traffic is now forced onto South Shore Road off Coronation.” (Lake News, Aug. 7, 1996)
While the RCMP Air services helicopter quickly spotted the hikers, there wasn’t a good spot to land so the Mounties utilized teams from both Cowichan and North Shore Search and Rescue. (Citizen file)

Dehydrated hikers rescued from Lake Cowichan’s Bald Mountain

“These hikers were very fortunate that the RCMP had air resources in the area”

While the RCMP Air services helicopter quickly spotted the hikers, there wasn’t a good spot to land so the Mounties utilized teams from both Cowichan and North Shore Search and Rescue. (Citizen file)
Alan Drinkwater of the Canada National Decibel Coalition asked council for support for the reduction of excessive boat motor noise, while noting that it’s not a large number of boats making the nose, but the outliers that create the havoc. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Coalition asks Lake Cowichan council to help curb excessive boat noise

Canada National Decibel Coalition wants support from town council

Alan Drinkwater of the Canada National Decibel Coalition asked council for support for the reduction of excessive boat motor noise, while noting that it’s not a large number of boats making the nose, but the outliers that create the havoc. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Dawn Coe-Jones awards Leila Chastrand of Cordova Bay with the title of B.C. Junior Girls’ Championship. (July 31, 1996)

Flashback: Surprise $10K, golf honours, no scrounging law

A look back at the history of the Cowichan Lake area

Dawn Coe-Jones awards Leila Chastrand of Cordova Bay with the title of B.C. Junior Girls’ Championship. (July 31, 1996)
Two hour parking in the Town of Lake Cowichan’s popular spots is designed to help increase turnover and help businesses. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan Chamber president questions two-hour parking decision

Tourists require more than two hours to explore, says Brent Clancy

Two hour parking in the Town of Lake Cowichan’s popular spots is designed to help increase turnover and help businesses. (File photo)
“These are the ones you want, not me,” mayor Ross Forrest, second from right, told photographers during the unveiling of the first four inductees for the Cowichan Lake Sports Wall of Fame at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Friday, July 22. From left is skiier Gord Tuck, golfer Dawn Coe-Jones, mayor Ross Forrest, and hockey player Brad Palmer. Baseball player Charlie Stroulger, who died in 2005, was represented by his wife Trudy and son John. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, July 27, 2011)

Flashback: Sports icons, river tragedy, the summer of strikes

A look back into Cowichan Lake area history

“These are the ones you want, not me,” mayor Ross Forrest, second from right, told photographers during the unveiling of the first four inductees for the Cowichan Lake Sports Wall of Fame at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Friday, July 22. From left is skiier Gord Tuck, golfer Dawn Coe-Jones, mayor Ross Forrest, and hockey player Brad Palmer. Baseball player Charlie Stroulger, who died in 2005, was represented by his wife Trudy and son John. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette, July 27, 2011)