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The three candidates for mayor of North Cowichan, from left: Rob Douglas, John Koury and Rosalie Sawrie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Candidates for North Cowichan mayor and councillors state their case

Any political agendas avoided during Crofton all-candidates meeting

The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will be closed for 13 days in October. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Thirteen closure dates in October at the Chemainus Urgent Care Centre

Residents advised to take note of the days without service

Raymond Tony Charlie with a copy of his book In The Shadow of the Red Brick Building. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Residential school survivor’s smile resonates under trying circumstances

Book author and motivational speaker Charlie still not back in his own home after flooding

Elizabeth Croft is running for a seat on both North Cowichan council and school board. (Submitted photo)
Elizabeth Croft is running for a seat on both North Cowichan council and school board. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
Jesse McClinton is running for the CVRD’s director seat for Electoral Area G. (Submitted photo)
Jesse McClinton is running for the CVRD’s director seat for Electoral Area G. (Submitted photo)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
Municipality of North Cowichan.

North Cowichan delegation addresses issues at UBCM

Council meeting report includes amendment to exempt Willow Street units from taxation

  • Sep 25, 2022
Municipality of North Cowichan.
With water levels at extremely high levels in Cowichan Lake, Catalyst Crofton has increased water flow rates at its weir on the Cowichan River. (File photo)

Water levels in Cowichan Lake exceptionally high

Catalyst Crofton has increased flow rates at the weir

With water levels at extremely high levels in Cowichan Lake, Catalyst Crofton has increased water flow rates at its weir on the Cowichan River. (File photo)
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Water restrictions in North Cowichan now at Stage 3. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan moves to Stage 3 water restrictions

Drought rating now at Level 4 on eastern Vancouver Island

  • Sep 23, 2022
Water restrictions in North Cowichan now at Stage 3. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan adds additional stage of water restrictions during droughts. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan adds stage of water restrictions during droughts

Move intended to align with other water providers in region

  • Sep 23, 2022
North Cowichan adds additional stage of water restrictions during droughts. (Citizen file photo)
Adrienne Richards is running for a council seat in North Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
Adrienne Richards is running for a council seat in North Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Duncan connector bus ridership doubles since launch

B.C. Transit says it expects numbers to grow even more with VIU classes now back in session

B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)
Joseph Enslow is running for North Cowichan council. (Submitted)

Joseph Enslow shares ideas as he seeks council seat in North Cowichan

There are total of 15 candidiates for North Cowichan’s council

Joseph Enslow is running for North Cowichan council. (Submitted)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
Christopher Shaw is running for a seat at North Cowichan’s council table. (Submitted photo)
Christopher Shaw is running for a seat at North Cowichan’s council table. (Submitted photo)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
Chris Istace is seeking a seat on North Cowichan's council in the upcoming municipal elections. (Submitted photo)

Chris Istace running for North Cowichan’s council

15 people running for six seats in municipality

Chris Istace is seeking a seat on North Cowichan's council in the upcoming municipal elections. (Submitted photo)
A real wedding in the desert rather than in their living room has given Ashley and Alexander Meyer a new lease on life after his cancer has gone into remission. (Photo by Sheila Drakeley)

Concern for others the primary focus now after cancer-free designation

Alexander Meyer’s dedication leads to paramedic course in Port Alberni

A real wedding in the desert rather than in their living room has given Ashley and Alexander Meyer a new lease on life after his cancer has gone into remission. (Photo by Sheila Drakeley)
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