Peter Rusland

Charlie Newman leads a group across the finish line at the Terry Fox Run. The numbers were impressive for the 2014 run on Sunday, September 14. Seventy-eight participants, and 26 volunteers made the annual run another success in Lake Cowichan. The run raised a total of $1,535 for the cause. The event has become a community family one at the lake with runners, walkers and kids on bikes joining in the event and then staying to enjoy hamburgers cooked up by the folks at Jake's at the Lake.

Terry Fox run a resounding success

The numbers were impressive for the 2014 Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 14.

Charlie Newman leads a group across the finish line at the Terry Fox Run. The numbers were impressive for the 2014 run on Sunday, September 14. Seventy-eight participants, and 26 volunteers made the annual run another success in Lake Cowichan. The run raised a total of $1,535 for the cause. The event has become a community family one at the lake with runners, walkers and kids on bikes joining in the event and then staying to enjoy hamburgers cooked up by the folks at Jake's at the Lake.

Skatepark is just the start at old elementary school site

Larger recreational-residential project being mulled for Mural Town’s former elementary-school site.

Without rain, local water stalwarts are fearing they may be hardly any fish left in the Cowichan River by fall

Cowichan River about to tap out

Predicted drought causes concerns regarding salmon and fry life cycle

Without rain, local water stalwarts are fearing they may be hardly any fish left in the Cowichan River by fall

Strike averted as Lake Cowichan staffers accept four-year contract

Unionized workers receive retroactive raises, keep floater holiday, gain minor benefits under deal ratified by council and staff Tuesday

In Brief – Ladysmith and area news briefs

Most of Chemainus’ Echo Heights forest officially became parkland June 4.

Rodney MacKinnon

Body of missing Lake Cowichan man found

Rodney MacKinnon's body found by cousins and a friend

Rodney MacKinnon

Mayor’s 11th-hour proposal accepted

Most of Echo Heights Forest is now poised to become parkland.

Brooke Dillabaugh and Ethan Whitelaw stroll Grad’s Row at Waterwheel Park before the Chemainus Secondary School prom Friday, May 2.

Chemainus students celebrate prom

Grade 12 students at Chemainus Secondary School held their prom parade May 2 at Waterwheel Park.

Brooke Dillabaugh and Ethan Whitelaw stroll Grad’s Row at Waterwheel Park before the Chemainus Secondary School prom Friday, May 2.

Echo Heights meeting planned

An open house is being planned for Chemainus to further explain North Cowichan’s development of publicly-owned Echo Heights forest.

CVRD searching for new CAO

Warren Jones is leaving the Cowichan Valley Regional District, and the board is looking for a new CAO.

Cim MacDonald has released a photo book featuring gorgeous images from Chemainus Gardens.

New photo book shines a spotlight on a special corner of Chemainus

Cim MacDonald has published a book full of images taken at Chemainus Gardens.

Cim MacDonald has released a photo book featuring gorgeous images from Chemainus Gardens.
Chemainus Secondary School students rally during last year’s Pink Shirt Day.

Bully-busting at Chemainus Secondary School this week

Students and staff at Chemainus Secondary School are raising awareness that bullying should be stopped.

Chemainus Secondary School students rally during last year’s Pink Shirt Day.

Police seize 251 pot plants in Youbou

Arbutus Road residence: Man arrested in connection to grow op in Youbou

Police tape marks the scene of an incident on Youbou Road where a man was taken to hospital after being attacked with an edged weapon.

Youbou man attacked with ‘edged weapon’

Charges sought: against a Duncan man after argument victim suffers head injuries

Police tape marks the scene of an incident on Youbou Road where a man was taken to hospital after being attacked with an edged weapon.
This is a healthy sunflower seastar. A mysterious wasting disease is taking hold along North America’s northwestern Pacific shoreline and devastating the local seastar population.

Coast’s seastars in crisis

An unexplained wasting disease is devastating the starfish population in our area.

This is a healthy sunflower seastar. A mysterious wasting disease is taking hold along North America’s northwestern Pacific shoreline and devastating the local seastar population.
The Ottawa Memorial commemorates 794 men and women of the Air Forces of the Commonwealth who have no known graves. There are four names on the memorial matching the date a military plane recently discovered southwest of Cowichan Lake went down: William Baird, Robert Ernest Luckock, Anthony William Lawrence and Charles George Fox.

Wreckage could bring rare closure to four families

Four went missing in 1942: Downed plane a Second World War training flight

The Ottawa Memorial commemorates 794 men and women of the Air Forces of the Commonwealth who have no known graves. There are four names on the memorial matching the date a military plane recently discovered southwest of Cowichan Lake went down: William Baird, Robert Ernest Luckock, Anthony William Lawrence and Charles George Fox.
Two air ambulance attended the gruesome scene of this crash on Hwy. 18 Wednesday morning.

Charlie Newman remains in critical condition following Highway 18 head-on

Fighting with courage: one man dead in ugly collision last Wednesday morning, one remains in critical condition

Two air ambulance attended the gruesome scene of this crash on Hwy. 18 Wednesday morning.
Two air ambulance attended the gruesome scene of this crash on Hwy. 18 Wednesday morning.

David Foote, 24, of Duncan identified by family as the deceased in Hwy.18 tragedy

David Foote, 24, of Duncan identified by family as the deceased in Hwy.18 tragedy

Two air ambulance attended the gruesome scene of this crash on Hwy. 18 Wednesday morning.
Two air ambulance attended the gruesome scene of this crash on Hwy. 18 Wednesday morning.

Update: One driver has died after Wednesday’s crash on Highway 18

Police say tragedy has followed the two-truck collision on Hwy. 18 near Hillcrest Road

Two air ambulance attended the gruesome scene of this crash on Hwy. 18 Wednesday morning.
The North Oyster fire hall is part of a region-wide firefighter recruitment drive  that will really kick into high gear this fall.

North Oyster fire hall recruiting

The North Oyster Fire Department is part of a regional volunteer recruitment drive that is set to kick into high gear this fall.

The North Oyster fire hall is part of a region-wide firefighter recruitment drive  that will really kick into high gear this fall.
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