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Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

MacGregor named NDP critic for Regional Development Agency

MP will continue in his other roles

  • Jan 24, 2021
Municipality of North Cowichan.

North Cowichan council selects new Environmental Advisory Committee members

Group to provide advice and direction on reducing greenhouse gases and more

  • Jan 23, 2021
Chemainus Health Care Centre residents have been vaccinated. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First vaccinations done at Chemainus Health Care Centre, Steeples

Relief to have the vulnerable population protected against COVID-19

Dog owners, from left, Marlyn Briggs with Nayla, Marjory Sutherland with Effie and Mick, and Christina Godbolt with Conon walk their pets frequently at the Chemainus Ball Park but are growing increasingly concerned about drugs being found discarded in the area. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Puppy requires emergency treatment three times after ingesting drugs

Dog owners walking in Chemainus parks urged to take caution

Dog owners, from left, Marlyn Briggs with Nayla, Marjory Sutherland with Effie and Mick, and Christina Godbolt with Conon walk their pets frequently at the Chemainus Ball Park but are growing increasingly concerned about drugs being found discarded in the area. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s been a busy time despite the pandemic since Stephanie Ballantyne took over as president of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with several initiatives in the works. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Chamber president brings abundant experiences into prominent position

Ballantyne’s background lends itself perfectly to focus for restructuring, advancements

It’s been a busy time despite the pandemic since Stephanie Ballantyne took over as president of the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce, with several initiatives in the works. (Photo by Emily Weeks)
Stand-up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson kneels as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Stand-up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson kneels as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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Alistair MacGregor, right, with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Debra Toporowski at the Duncan Farmer’s Market in the summer of 2019. (Photo submitted)

MacGregor confirmed as NDP candidate again in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Party preparing for a possible 2021 federal election

  • Jan 19, 2021
Alistair MacGregor, right, with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Debra Toporowski at the Duncan Farmer’s Market in the summer of 2019. (Photo submitted)
Danielle Groenendijk raised more than twice her goal for Parkinson’s Canada. (Photo submitted)

VIU volleyball athlete doubles fundraising goal for Parkinson’s

Daily runs over 30 days by Groenendijk add up to 254 kilometres

Danielle Groenendijk raised more than twice her goal for Parkinson’s Canada. (Photo submitted)
Duncan Christian School will be closed from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1 due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. (Citizen file)
Duncan Christian School will be closed from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1 due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. (Citizen file)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

Join North Cowichan for a dialogue about community character

Dialogues to be held online on two dates next week

Municipality of North Cowichan.
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

MacGregor to host virtual town hall on the Canada Pharmacare Act

NDP MP and Critic for Finance Peter Julian will join the Zoom platform

  • Jan 17, 2021
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)
Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Virtual ‘lunch and learn’ to explore opportunities to strengthen Cowichan circular economy

Participants will learn the basics of the concept and how it can increase economic opportunity

  • Jan 16, 2021
Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Black Press media file

Port McNeill driver tells police he thought the pandemic meant no breathalyzers

Suspect facing criminal charges after breathalyzer readings in excess of 3.5 times the legal limit

Black Press media file
Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus couple excited about having the New Year’s baby for the Cowichan Valley

Recent arrivals from Fort Nelson celebrate their girl coming into the world on Jan. 7

Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Island Health’s COVID-19 testing site for the Comox Valley is located at inspection bays at the ICBC Claim Centre at 505 Crowne Isle Blvd. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health’s COVID-19 testing site for the Comox Valley is located at inspection bays at the ICBC Claim Centre at 505 Crowne Isle Blvd. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary extends thrift shop closure

Executive will revisit the situation again in early February

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Power outages dotted the eastern edge of Vancouver Island as a winter storm ripped through overnight. (BC Hydro outage map)
Power outages dotted the eastern edge of Vancouver Island as a winter storm ripped through overnight. (BC Hydro outage map)
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox is taking part in the search for a missing kayaker near Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)

Air search for missing Langford kayaker called off

Ground search continues; kayaker set off near Sooke at noon Sunday

A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox is taking part in the search for a missing kayaker near Sooke. (File - Black Press Media)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Pamela Anderson is putting herself out there to promote the RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus and the vegan lifestyle. (Photo submitted)

Anderson promotes animal compassion campaign on behalf of RASTA Sanctuary

Famous actress brings awareness and a vegan lifestyle to the table

Pamela Anderson is putting herself out there to promote the RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus and the vegan lifestyle. (Photo submitted)