Local News

ICBC lowball injury offers aren’t driving up court costs, ministry says

B.C. auto insurance monopoly struggling with rising legal, settlement costs

Cullen calls federal ruling a “huge win for wild salmon”

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP disappointed it took a federal court to change DFO policy on farmed salmon

Spike in property crimes in Lake Cowichan

Victims should call police

  • Feb 6, 2019
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Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty

N. Cowichan council mulls big 4-7% tax hike

Proposals to increase staffing at the municipality by hiring five new people were on the agenda

Fibre optic Internet upgrade set for Bamfield

New fibre optic cable will complement existing capacity

  • Feb 5, 2019

North Cowichan looking for more public input — and they’ve budgeted $27K to get it

Council decides to conduct citizen satisfaction survey and hold training sessions for staff

Red Zone: CVRD offering rebates to replace wood stoves

Region exceeds standards for fine particulate matter

  • Feb 4, 2019

Crofton family overwhelmed by community support after fire

Tremblays and their four young children putting incident behind them to make a fresh start

Former longtime Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney has passed away

Furney, who was 85 years old, served as mayor for the Town of Port McNeill for 39 years.

Island Health launches needle-awareness campaign

Encourages support of local needle-recovery efforts

Cowichan leaders hopeful with Malcomson’s Nanaimo by-election win

Political stability seen as important to getting work done

Cowichan Valley shelters filling up as winter cold takes hold

Women’s shelter forced to turn away five women one night

Man arrested after woman with infant carjacked in Duncan

Quick work by woman in car led to attempted escape by carjacking man

Fire contained quickly at Crofton trailer park

Significant smoke damage to a bedroom

Stroke recovery leads to weight loss and a new way of life

Wilson walks every day, keeps his eating in check and has never felt better

Eight arrested in Chemainus for drug and property crimes

Police execute search warrant on residence om Jan. 30

  • Jan 31, 2019

Snow might be on the horizon for most of the Island

Temperatures dip below freezing this weekend and into early next week that could lead to flurries