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Town of Lake Cowichan says new water meters are doing job

Saving a few dollars: Rates drop for those staying within use limit

A Lake Cowichan School girl’s junior volleyball player returns the ball to the visiting Chemainus high school team at the LCS gym on Oct. 3.

Lake Cowichan School volleyball side honing its craft in preparation for Island qualifier

Junior girls: team looks strong and deep this year

A Lake Cowichan School girl’s junior volleyball player returns the ball to the visiting Chemainus high school team at the LCS gym on Oct. 3.
Local golf star Dawn Cow-Jones follows her shot through in Round 1 at the 2001 BMWO.

Bad break keeps Coe-Jones away from ceremony

New honour: Cowichan Lake’s best-known athlete is very excited to be the newest member of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Local golf star Dawn Cow-Jones follows her shot through in Round 1 at the 2001 BMWO.
Marg Radcliffe takes a moment to pose with her javelin.

Meet Lake Cowichan’s world-class track star

Marg Radcliffe: Eight medals in B.C. Seniors Games whets appetite for trip to Brazil for another crack at the worlds

Marg Radcliffe takes a moment to pose with her javelin.
Jenny Fawcett will be cutting her hair during her Losing My Locks for Tour de Rock fundraiser event.

Head shave has deep meaning for Lake Cowichan mom

Cops For Cancer: Son celebrating five years cancer-free

Jenny Fawcett will be cutting her hair during her Losing My Locks for Tour de Rock fundraiser event.

Pieces coming together for new health team

November targeted: Crowd gets to hear what a nurse practitioner can do as more feedback collected

Lake Cowichan’s Duncan Brown speaks at a May 2012 School District 79 Board meeting prior to being dismissed for failing to pass a balanced budget.

School trustee vote to wait until 2014

Minister cites costs in reversal: Fired trustee says the election should have been held a year ago

Lake Cowichan’s Duncan Brown speaks at a May 2012 School District 79 Board meeting prior to being dismissed for failing to pass a balanced budget.
Participants of the canoe race at last year’s Youbou Regatta get off to a great start.

Hundreds expected at Youbou Regatta

Family fun in Youbou: Pancake breakfast, parade and races planned for Saturday, August 10

Participants of the canoe race at last year’s Youbou Regatta get off to a great start.
The Rogers family in the shallows below Ohtaki Park make it a family outing at last year’s river clean-up.

Volunteers needed for Lake Cowichan’s river cleanup

Cleanup crew: The fifth annual Cowichan River cleanup and bottle drive takes place Saturday, August 17.

The Rogers family in the shallows below Ohtaki Park make it a family outing at last year’s river clean-up.
A thick cloud of dust follows a logging truck entering Youbou.

CVRD and TimberWest in negotiations on the construction of Youbou truck wash

Youbou truck wash: Area I director Pat Weaver hopes the truck wash will be up and running by September

A thick cloud of dust follows a logging truck entering Youbou.
Former Ladysmith resident Helen Pellerin dances with Raymond Pellerin, her eldest child, as she celebrates her 100th year at a family celebration July 27. Pellerin turns 100 in December.

Hard work key to Pellerin’s longevity

Centenarian-to-be Helen Pellerin danced late into the night with family and friends to celebrate her 100th year.

Former Ladysmith resident Helen Pellerin dances with Raymond Pellerin, her eldest child, as she celebrates her 100th year at a family celebration July 27. Pellerin turns 100 in December.
Trio of Duncan doctors to open the walk-in clinic in this same building as the Lake Cowichan Island Pharmacy at 138 South Shore Road (across from the Visitor Centre).

Duncan doctors ready to open clinic in Lake Cowichan

Travel funding sought through VIHA: Trio ready to open walk-in facility on a part-time basis in September

Trio of Duncan doctors to open the walk-in clinic in this same building as the Lake Cowichan Island Pharmacy at 138 South Shore Road (across from the Visitor Centre).

Choose Cowichan Lake now about more than doctors

Overal health mandate: Community committee receives grant, changes its mission statement

Georgia Bennett and Donovan Stoochnoff both look calm and relaxed before their graduation at Chemainus Secondary School Friday, June 21

Chemainus grads a close-knit group

Chemainus Secondary School grad class is small in size but big in spirit

Georgia Bennett and Donovan Stoochnoff both look calm and relaxed before their graduation at Chemainus Secondary School Friday, June 21
Staff Sgt. Larry Chomyn has left Ladysmith for a new position with the West Shore RCMP.

Chomyn takes new West Shore job

Ladysmith RCMP Staff Sgt. promoted to new West Shore position

Staff Sgt. Larry Chomyn has left Ladysmith for a new position with the West Shore RCMP.
Students at École Davis Road Elementary in Ladysmith celebrated Aboriginal Day and the upcoming end of the school year with a First Nations-themed Fun Day Friday, June 21. Teachers and staff organized the day’s activities, while the PAC provided free lunch to all students. Students finished the day by coming together to spell out SOS — Save Our School. School District 68’s Proposed 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan would see École Davis Road closed in June 2014 and the students split up, with K-5 students moving to Ladysmith Intermediate School and Grade 6-7 students going to Ladysmith Secondary School. Parents, community members and the Town of Ladysmith have expressed serious concerns about the proposed plan, including the loss of a neighbourhood school in the south end of Ladysmith; the developmental, social and academic problems with students as young as 10 entering high school, and problems with the proposed “super school,” including its enrollment of 550, which exceeds the school district’s optimal size for an elementary school, its K-5 configuration, the size of the proposed site for the new school, and the lack of secured funding for any new school in Ladysmith. School trustees will vote on the proposed plan on Wednesday, June 26 at a public meeting at Nanaimo District Secondary School at 6 p.m.

École Davis Road students say ‘save our school’

SD68's proposed plan would see school closed in June 2014

Students at École Davis Road Elementary in Ladysmith celebrated Aboriginal Day and the upcoming end of the school year with a First Nations-themed Fun Day Friday, June 21. Teachers and staff organized the day’s activities, while the PAC provided free lunch to all students. Students finished the day by coming together to spell out SOS — Save Our School. School District 68’s Proposed 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan would see École Davis Road closed in June 2014 and the students split up, with K-5 students moving to Ladysmith Intermediate School and Grade 6-7 students going to Ladysmith Secondary School. Parents, community members and the Town of Ladysmith have expressed serious concerns about the proposed plan, including the loss of a neighbourhood school in the south end of Ladysmith; the developmental, social and academic problems with students as young as 10 entering high school, and problems with the proposed “super school,” including its enrollment of 550, which exceeds the school district’s optimal size for an elementary school, its K-5 configuration, the size of the proposed site for the new school, and the lack of secured funding for any new school in Ladysmith. School trustees will vote on the proposed plan on Wednesday, June 26 at a public meeting at Nanaimo District Secondary School at 6 p.m.
Bluegrass Fever is one of the bands set to entertain during the 2013 edition of Concerts in the Park at Transfer Beach, which begins Sunday, July 7 at 6 p.m.

Concerts in the Park begins July 7

Fundraising concerts take place every Sunday at 6 in the Park at Transfer Beach

Bluegrass Fever is one of the bands set to entertain during the 2013 edition of Concerts in the Park at Transfer Beach, which begins Sunday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
Bruce Mason (left) and David Brown sign the mortgage and transfer papers to purchase the old Diamond School House on Christie Road.

Ladysmith theatre society’s dream becomes a reality

Bruce Mason reflects on the history of Ladysmith Little Theatre after signing mortgage papers to purchase the theatre building.

Bruce Mason (left) and David Brown sign the mortgage and transfer papers to purchase the old Diamond School House on Christie Road.
The parade is always a highlight of Chemainus Summer Fest. This year, it takes place Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m.

Celebrate summer in Chemainus this Saturday

There will be a pancake breakfast, live music and a parade at Chemainus Summer Fest Saturday, June 22.

The parade is always a highlight of Chemainus Summer Fest. This year, it takes place Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m.
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