Local News

Investigation into two February Chemainus Secondary School fires remains open

Police working in collaboration with the school and school district

Board of Education asking for community feedback on budget

Determinations still need to be made for the 2020-21 Cowichan Valley school year

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BC Nurses’ Union donates $10,000 to Food Banks BC during COVID-19 crisis

Support comes as pandemic brings increased need for food banks, cutbacks in charitable donations

RCMP officer cleared of wrongdoing after woman’s arm broken during arrest

Police were called around 10 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2019 to remove a “severely intoxicated” woman

‘Full ferries’ only half-full, BC Ferries clarifies

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP calls for further restrictions on ferry travel

Cowichan Valley parks and trails remain open for health and wellbeing of residents

Cowichan governments agree essential to provide residents with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors

  • Apr 9, 2020

Island Health “humbled” by work of Cowichan’s Project Draw Breath

Health authority eager to explore partnerships during COVID-19 crisis

Bridging the gap in church services no easy feat

United church members with computers receiving inspirational messages on-line

Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers

Cowichan Valley will open 8 elementary schools this week

  • Apr 7, 2020

Residents urged to stay close to home over the holiday weekend

Time to be extra vigilant during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Apr 7, 2020

Not to become bored the game plan for COVID-19

Board game developed by Crofton family just the remedy for filling time at home

Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals

Other Island hospitals will be admitting COVID-19 patients and will be used in a support role

75-year-old woman rescued from Cowichan Lake

Victim taken to hospital, but expected to recover

  • Apr 6, 2020

March precipitation way below normal

A 36.3 mm total in the Chemainus Valley a far cry from the usual 132.3 mm

Tips for avoiding theft from vehicles from North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP

Property crime on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 5, 2020

CVRD accepting building permit and development applications

Guidelines to follow while administrative offices remain closed

  • Apr 4, 2020

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate facing penalty; details of Quarantine Act still being worked out

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

Cowichan Lake weir begins operations

Catalyst Crofton operates the weir and regulates water flows

  • Apr 3, 2020