Paul Brian

Brentwood College’s senior drama class will perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ at the Killy Theatre.

Senior class stages ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

The Brentwood College senior drama class presents The Servant of Two Masters.

Brentwood College’s senior drama class will perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ at the Killy Theatre.
Olivia Nelson of Duncan is headed to the Miss Teen Canada competition in Toronto, Ont. in July. The 18-year-old was recently selected as the only entrant from Vancouver Island to qualify at the national beauty pageant competition.

Duncan teen to represent Vancouver Island

Beautiful British Columbia is a bit more beautiful in the Cowichan Valley.

Olivia Nelson of Duncan is headed to the Miss Teen Canada competition in Toronto, Ont. in July. The 18-year-old was recently selected as the only entrant from Vancouver Island to qualify at the national beauty pageant competition.

Getting a working man’s PhD

Those are the sounds that greet me at 10:59 p.m. as the buzzer sounds and I step out onto the floor of a car parts factory in Barrie, Ont.

Methadone services increasing

“While we currently have limited availability for methadone prescribing in Cowichan, more capacity is expected in about three months."

Ring of Fire is a musical biography of musical icon Johnny Cash. It runs until April 23 at the Chemainus Theatre.

Music superb in Cash show

The production takes you through Johnny Cash’s life from his family’s early days in rural Arkansas to his rise as an American music icon

Ring of Fire is a musical biography of musical icon Johnny Cash. It runs until April 23 at the Chemainus Theatre.
Dana Bowman with her two dogs, Sydney and Brooklyn. Bowman said she has had a difficult time finding housing that will accept pets.

Pet pooches make finding a home difficult

It can be difficult to find a place to live in Duncan when you have pets.

Dana Bowman with her two dogs, Sydney and Brooklyn. Bowman said she has had a difficult time finding housing that will accept pets.
Methadone is prescribed to people who want to stop using addictive opiates, often illegal drugs. But not every doctor can prescribe methadone, and qualified personnel are scarce in Duncan.

Methadone patients scramble for doctor

The departure of a local doctor to work in Nanaimo has left many Duncan methadone patients with limited options.

Methadone is prescribed to people who want to stop using addictive opiates, often illegal drugs. But not every doctor can prescribe methadone, and qualified personnel are scarce in Duncan.
Cowichan Valley School District secretary-treasurer Jason Sandquist presented on the 2016-17 budget at a public meeting on Thursday, March 31. SD79 faces a 2016-17 budget shortfall of approximately $3.7 million.

Jobs on $3.7M district chopping block

Cowichan Valley School District 79 projects a shortfall of just under $3.7 million for its 2016-17 annual budget

Cowichan Valley School District secretary-treasurer Jason Sandquist presented on the 2016-17 budget at a public meeting on Thursday, March 31. SD79 faces a 2016-17 budget shortfall of approximately $3.7 million.

Closure of Duncan Primary draws little public comment

The proposed closure drew no discussion, apart from one question from trustee Elizabeth Croft regarding the projected costs

CCR tribute band Completely Creedence rocks the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Friday (April 8).

Band brings spirit of Creedence to stage

Prepare for a Bad Moon Rising this Friday night in the Cowichan Valley.

CCR tribute band Completely Creedence rocks the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Friday (April 8).
Johnny Cash (Jonas Shandel) partners for a duet with June Carter (Samantha Currie) during ‘Ring of Fire’. The show is a musical journey through the life of Cash, a country music legend. It plays April 6 to 23 at the Chemainus Theatre.

‘Ring of Fire’ full of Johnny Cash favourites

The ultimate tribute to Johnny Cash will be back in Chemainus by foot-stompin’ demand.

Johnny Cash (Jonas Shandel) partners for a duet with June Carter (Samantha Currie) during ‘Ring of Fire’. The show is a musical journey through the life of Cash, a country music legend. It plays April 6 to 23 at the Chemainus Theatre.
Brenda’s Brats will perform ‘Lost Vegas’ on Saturday, April 23 in Mill Bay. The show is a humourous look at the history of sin city and the entertainment and musical greats who put it on the map. A percentage of proceeds go to benefit youth music education programs in the Cowichan Valley.

Brenda’s Brats going Vegas in new show

Valley residents are invited to take an exciting and funny trip through the history of sin city, as Brenda’s Brats present their concert

Brenda’s Brats will perform ‘Lost Vegas’ on Saturday, April 23 in Mill Bay. The show is a humourous look at the history of sin city and the entertainment and musical greats who put it on the map. A percentage of proceeds go to benefit youth music education programs in the Cowichan Valley.

New sobering beds to keep people out of jail

Duncan will soon be getting four to six sobering beds for those dealing with alcohol and drug abuse.

Anne Shirley (Casey Heyd) sings about where she’s really from (The Facts) during South Island Musical Theatre Society’s production of Anne of Green Gables.

‘Anne of Green Gables’ delights

The longest-running musical in Canadian history is a fitting choice for South Island Music Theatre Society’s 35th anniversary

Anne Shirley (Casey Heyd) sings about where she’s really from (The Facts) during South Island Musical Theatre Society’s production of Anne of Green Gables.
INDERJIT SINGH REYAT

No political activity for Reyat: parole board

Air India bomb-maker and former Duncan resident Inderjit Singh Reyat is prohibited from taking part in any political activities

INDERJIT SINGH REYAT
Janet Docherty owns and operates Merridale Ciderworks with her husband Rick Pipes. With a breadth of career experience that has helped her start and run her successful business, Docherty encourages women to pursue their professional dreams.

Barrelling ahead: women need to step up to the plate

Janet Docherty of Merridale Ciderworks in Cobble Hill has made her dream a reality

Janet Docherty owns and operates Merridale Ciderworks with her husband Rick Pipes. With a breadth of career experience that has helped her start and run her successful business, Docherty encourages women to pursue their professional dreams.
Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce executive director Sonja Nagel brings a wealth of experience to her current position, and urges young women to follow their dreams in the business world.

Believe in yourself and aim high: Nagel

Currently executive director of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, Nagel has achieved great success through years of hard work

Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce executive director Sonja Nagel brings a wealth of experience to her current position, and urges young women to follow their dreams in the business world.
LAUREN PELON

Local faves, international stars headline Folk Fest

This year’s Islands Folk Festival promises to be a spectacular treat for music lovers.

LAUREN PELON
Alistair MacGregor

Deficit, lack of funds for health concerning

Local Member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor had some praise for the budget, but expressed concern over high deficit spending

Alistair MacGregor
Faran and his wife Baraa are Syrian refugees currently in Iraq. They are being privately sponsored to come to the Cowichan Valley, with a goal of $4,000 still to be raised. Baraa is 30 weeks pregnant.

$4K needed for pregnant refugee, spouse

A group of local citizens is working to bring a Syrian refugee family of two (soon to be three) to the Cowichan Valley.

Faran and his wife Baraa are Syrian refugees currently in Iraq. They are being privately sponsored to come to the Cowichan Valley, with a goal of $4,000 still to be raised. Baraa is 30 weeks pregnant.
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