Lake Cowichan

The Town of Lake Cowichan is eyeing a two per cent tax hike confirmed Mayor Bob Day. (File photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan taxes set to increase by less than expected

Surplus funds to help reduce hike from 3% to 2% this year

 

Cowichan Cat Rescue is taking over the work of Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society after the society announced it closed its doors for good in January. (Gazette file)

Cowichan Cat Rescue needs your empties and your time

After taking over from the Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society which, in…

 

“Motorcycle is propped up, but driver is on pavement surrounded by curious onlookers in background as ambulance attendants give treatment following accident Friday. Motorcyclist Rudy Servatius was in collision with a car driven by a juvenile, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Impact tore seat off Yamaha and Servatius suffered broken leg when crash hurdled him over auto.” (Lake News March 25, 1981)

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“Motorcycle is propped up, but driver is on pavement surrounded by curious onlookers in background as ambulance attendants give treatment following accident Friday. Motorcyclist Rudy Servatius was in collision with a car driven by a juvenile, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Impact tore seat off Yamaha and Servatius suffered broken leg when crash hurdled him over auto.” (Lake News March 25, 1981)
A problem house on North Shore Road was recently cleaned up by local authorities. (Bonnie Jones/Facebook)

Nuisance property cleaned up in Lake Cowichan

Neighbours notice flurry of activity at North Shore Road home

A problem house on North Shore Road was recently cleaned up by local authorities. (Bonnie Jones/Facebook)
As of April 1 transit provider First Canada will take over the Cowichan Valley handyDART and Youbou/Honeymoon Bay transit services on behalf of BC Transit. (File photo)

Loss of bus contract bad news for Cowichan Lake Community Services

As of April 1, transit provider First Canada will take over the…

As of April 1 transit provider First Canada will take over the Cowichan Valley handyDART and Youbou/Honeymoon Bay transit services on behalf of BC Transit. (File photo)
​The Movin’ On Up Cowichan Lake Poverty Reduction project aims to create a local Poverty Reduction Strategy based on community input. (Submitted)

Cowichan Lake group focused on poverty reduction

The Movin’ On Up, Cowichan Lake Poverty Reduction project

​The Movin’ On Up Cowichan Lake Poverty Reduction project aims to create a local Poverty Reduction Strategy based on community input. (Submitted)
From left, Town of Lake Cowichan mayor Ross Forrest, CVRD Area I director Klaus Kuhn, CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison, and Cowichan Lake Recreation Commission chair Sheila McFarlane, cut the ribbon to the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena’s upgrades during a grand opening celebration, Saturday, March 12. (Tyler Clarke photo)
From left, Town of Lake Cowichan mayor Ross Forrest, CVRD Area I director Klaus Kuhn, CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison, and Cowichan Lake Recreation Commission chair Sheila McFarlane, cut the ribbon to the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena’s upgrades during a grand opening celebration, Saturday, March 12. (Tyler Clarke photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan is inching closer to permitting backyard chickens. (Gazette file)

Council briefs: Backyard chickens, potential pathways and streaming meetings

Backyard hen party Lake Cowichan Town Council has given first and second…

The Town of Lake Cowichan is inching closer to permitting backyard chickens. (Gazette file)
“It was written all over her face, Ashley Fothergill was among those who worked at last weekend’s Island Championship playoff games in Lake Cowichan. She sold 50/50 draw tickets but still enjoyed the game, which brought out the area’s hockey fans and community spirit. The Pee Wee A Lakers didn’t take the Island Championship but they do have one shot at the finals.“ (Lake News, March 13, 1996)
“It was written all over her face, Ashley Fothergill was among those who worked at last weekend’s Island Championship playoff games in Lake Cowichan. She sold 50/50 draw tickets but still enjoyed the game, which brought out the area’s hockey fans and community spirit. The Pee Wee A Lakers didn’t take the Island Championship but they do have one shot at the finals.“ (Lake News, March 13, 1996)
Boil water advisories are a thing of the past now the new water treatment plant is up and running. (Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan council briefs: Water treatment plant a success, taxes going up

Water treatment success According to the groundhogs, it’s going to be an…

Boil water advisories are a thing of the past now the new water treatment plant is up and running. (Gazette file)
‘It was a great week for Jan Pullinger, MLA. She accompanied Andrew Petter, the new Minister of Health to Lake Cowichan. He credited her with saving the Youbou mill. Left to right, Jan, Petter and Sam Beldessi, president of the Cowichan Seniors. Pullinger and Petter were visiting the Seniors’ Centre.’ (Lake News, March 6, 1996)

Lake Flashback: A new library, Peewee sports, and a resignation

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

‘It was a great week for Jan Pullinger, MLA. She accompanied Andrew Petter, the new Minister of Health to Lake Cowichan. He credited her with saving the Youbou mill. Left to right, Jan, Petter and Sam Beldessi, president of the Cowichan Seniors. Pullinger and Petter were visiting the Seniors’ Centre.’ (Lake News, March 6, 1996)
New designs for a the new weir in Lake Cowichan call for a walkway over the top of the weir, as pictured in this graphic. (Courtesy of the CVRD)

Location of new weir at Cowichan Lake determined to be suitable

Weir design supported by public, says project manager

New designs for a the new weir in Lake Cowichan call for a walkway over the top of the weir, as pictured in this graphic. (Courtesy of the CVRD)
”Nicknamed ‘Roadie’ by one of the ambulance attendants who assisted with his delivery, Jerad Leelyn McArthur is the first ever baby to be born in an ambulance in Lake Cowichan. Lee Change, ambulance attendant says he heard the little cry and said ‘Thank you, Lord.’” (Lake News, Feb. 28, 1996)
”Nicknamed ‘Roadie’ by one of the ambulance attendants who assisted with his delivery, Jerad Leelyn McArthur is the first ever baby to be born in an ambulance in Lake Cowichan. Lee Change, ambulance attendant says he heard the little cry and said ‘Thank you, Lord.’” (Lake News, Feb. 28, 1996)
Lake Cowichan Secondary School Grade 12 student Juliana Pool performs a mash-up of songs on the piano during the school’s talent show, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. Pool both sang and played the piano on songs like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Free Falling’, ‘With or Without You’, and others. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette)
Lake Cowichan Secondary School Grade 12 student Juliana Pool performs a mash-up of songs on the piano during the school’s talent show, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. Pool both sang and played the piano on songs like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Free Falling’, ‘With or Without You’, and others. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette)
“You put her over the top! Last week we appealed to you, our readers to put Nichole Stock, 14, over the top. Last year the Lake Cowichan News carrier who lives in Caycuse had raised $2,500 for the Variety Club Telethon. This year, up to last week, she had only $2,500. As usual Cowichan Lake answered the appeal and Nichole was able to top last year’s figure by an amazing $900. She appeared on air on CHEK 6 Sunday and gave the Variety Club a cheque for $3,430.96. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Stock.” (Lake News/Feb. 14, 1996)
“You put her over the top! Last week we appealed to you, our readers to put Nichole Stock, 14, over the top. Last year the Lake Cowichan News carrier who lives in Caycuse had raised $2,500 for the Variety Club Telethon. This year, up to last week, she had only $2,500. As usual Cowichan Lake answered the appeal and Nichole was able to top last year’s figure by an amazing $900. She appeared on air on CHEK 6 Sunday and gave the Variety Club a cheque for $3,430.96. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Stock.” (Lake News/Feb. 14, 1996)
The 2018/19 Lady of the Lake royalty wave to enthusiastic supporters from the crowd. (Gazette file)

Lady of the Lake a go, Ambassador Program coming to Lake Cowichan

Jocelyn Lundberg new program coordinator for the British Columbia Ambassador Program

The 2018/19 Lady of the Lake royalty wave to enthusiastic supporters from the crowd. (Gazette file)
“That’s a lot of hundreds, but it adds up to only $5,000 which really isn’t much in the world of debt. Rev. Dr. Cullene Bryant, Minister of the Lake Cowichan United Church needs to raise that money which would get the church out of debt. They need to raise a lot more for the church to run efficiently. (Lake News/Feb. 7, 1996)
“That’s a lot of hundreds, but it adds up to only $5,000 which really isn’t much in the world of debt. Rev. Dr. Cullene Bryant, Minister of the Lake Cowichan United Church needs to raise that money which would get the church out of debt. They need to raise a lot more for the church to run efficiently. (Lake News/Feb. 7, 1996)
Brent Clancy, president of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, takes down the signs at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, which closed its doors for good on Jan. 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Brent Clancy, president of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, takes down the signs at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, which closed its doors for good on Jan. 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Workers delivered the first wooden cabins to replace the tents at the St. Julien Street tent site for the homeless on Jan. 8. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Homelessness aid strategies considered at Lake Cowichan

Homelessness is indeed an issue that exists in the Town of Lake…

Workers delivered the first wooden cabins to replace the tents at the St. Julien Street tent site for the homeless on Jan. 8. (Robert Barron/Citizen)