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North Cowichan Council Matters for November 16, 2016

North Cowichan Council met for four hours on November 16. The first item considered was...

6th Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Chanteuse Canadienne, Cari Burdett, winner of the Vancouver Island Vocalist of the Year, 2016, presents...

ENCORE! Christmas Concert Dec 10

The award-winning Encore! Women’s Choir is back for its 9th Annual Christmas Concert, continuing its tradition of...

Cowichan Secondary’s Winter Art Show

Cowichan Secondary's Winter Art Show. The show will run from 3-7pm on Nov 30th and...

What does anarchy have in common with democracy?

If anyone is confusing the current insanity on display in Portland, Oregon as even being...

Colossal Legal Loss

Dear Editor: The waste of public money continues unabated at the CVRD with another colossal legal...

Canada To No Longer Accept Single Male Refugees From Syria

JACOB BOJESSON, Foreign Correspondent Daily Caller News Foundation  10:42 AM 11/23/2015 Canada’s Syrian refugee plan will be limited...

GRAND OPENING OF SHAWNIGAN ICE ARENA

Shawnigan Lake School is cordially inviting the greater community to the official opening of the...

 Is Trudeau’s vision ours?

In their first year of power Trudeau and the Liberals have shown little if any concern for public opinion or the will of the majority

$11 Million for Cowichan Valley

Cowichan Valley is slated to get a slice of infrastructure funding money from the federal...

Cowichan Fish & Game, Proud Community Supporter

In the past few months we've seen the Cowichan Fish & Game Association step up...
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If You See Search & Rescue, Relax

The Cowichan Valley will be crawling with Search and Rescue members early next month (...

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Downtown Duncan Day! Saturday, July 16th – ONE DAY ONLY!

Here’s what you need to know: • The big change this year is the One-Day...

SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY

SHAWNIGAN LAKE — Friends and family have come together for a celebration 100 years in...

North Cowichan Council Waives Soccer Fees

At the Feb 17, 2016 North Cowichan Council meeting, Council approved the waiver of fees...

Council Considers Grow-Ops on Agricultural Land

The provincial government has recently revised land use guidelines related to marijuana grow operations. The Province...

Own your (Own) Health !

As the world’s access to food (and not necessarily the healthy kind) has increased and...

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North Cowichan Council Matters for November 16, 2016

North Cowichan Council met for four hours on November 16. The first item considered was a proposed expansion to the X-treme Skate Park located...

6th Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Chanteuse Canadienne, Cari Burdett, winner of the Vancouver Island Vocalist of the Year, 2016, presents her sell-out Winter Solstice Music Concert for the 6th...

ENCORE! Christmas Concert Dec 10

The award-winning Encore! Women’s Choir is back for its 9th Annual Christmas Concert, continuing its tradition of offering a gorgeous Christmas programme to the Cowichan Valley...

Cowichan Secondary’s Winter Art Show

Cowichan Secondary's Winter Art Show. The show will run from 3-7pm on Nov 30th and Dec 1st. We are pleased to display a variety...

What does anarchy have in common with democracy?

If anyone is confusing the current insanity on display in Portland, Oregon as even being remotely related to democracy they totally misunderstand that all of...

Colossal Legal Loss

Dear Editor: The waste of public money continues unabated at the CVRD with another colossal legal loss that saw hundreds of thousands of our tax...

Canada To No Longer Accept Single Male Refugees From Syria

JACOB BOJESSON, Foreign Correspondent Daily Caller News Foundation  10:42 AM 11/23/2015 Canada’s Syrian refugee plan will be limited to women, children and families from now on after...

GRAND OPENING OF SHAWNIGAN ICE ARENA

Shawnigan Lake School is cordially inviting the greater community to the official opening of the Charlie Purdey Arena on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The ceremony...

 Is Trudeau’s vision ours?

In their first year of power Trudeau and the Liberals have shown little if any concern for public opinion or the will of the majority

$11 Million for Cowichan Valley

Cowichan Valley is slated to get a slice of infrastructure funding money from the federal government. to the tune of $11 Million. These funds will...

Cowichan Fish & Game, Proud Community Supporter

In the past few months we've seen the Cowichan Fish & Game Association step up and give to several community groups such as the...
cowichan valley search and rescue

If You See Search & Rescue, Relax

The Cowichan Valley will be crawling with Search and Rescue members early next month ( July 2016) , as Cowichan SAR (CSAR) hosts more...

Chapter 1 of Truth & Reconciliation Reading Challenge

TRC Summary Report Chapter 1 for TRC Reading Challenge ..see the challenge here (The TRC Reading Challenge is an individual initiative of Jennifer Manuel, Duncan...

QMS Royals Complete Season on Top

Duncan, BC, Canada June 9, 2016 The Queen Margaret’s School Royals Equestrian Team wrapped up their school year season in Langley, BC at the scenic...

Council Denies Re-Zoning, For the Second Time

On February 17, 2016, Council denied a rezoning application for 6715 Somenos Road that would have allowed auto repair and auto body repair—uses typically seen in light industrial areas.

North Cowichan Slow Walks Berkey’s Corner

At a recent Council meeting North Cowichan Council rescinded 3rd reading to consider changes, primarily the deletion of "drive-throughs" as a permitted use. If...

Get answers to your air travel FAQs from a pilot

(NC) Think you're a seasoned travelling pro? You've got nothing on Air Canada pilot Doug Morris who is captain on the Airbus 320 and...

Top summer activities to keep kids learning

(NC) Just because classes are out, doesn't mean your child's learning has to stop during the warmer months. Use the hot weather for fun...

Alistair MacGregor in da House (of Commons)

Here's what Alistair MacGregor had to say in the House of Commons. June 7th, 1:45 p.m. Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I want to...

Frank Gierc (Franciszek Gerc; “Boss”) November 8th, 1920 – June 3rd, 2016

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Frank Gierc, age 95. Frank is predeceased by his wife ..

Dr. Martin Barker Tests a Calorie Counting App

There are many reasons people diet ranging from vanity, health, professional requirements (i.e.. competitive wrestlers).  For me, I diet primarily for health (although in...

Life is precious and is not just another commodity

In February 2015 the Supreme Court tossed out prohibitions against assisted suicide and euthanasia, saying that such prohibitions “unjustifiably infringe” Charter rights (section 7) of...

Questions for The New Cannabis Clinic’s Director

This past month a new clinic opened in downtown Duncan offering educational resources and counselling services to Canadians who use or wish to investigate...
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MacGregor Tables Bill

ALISTAIR MACGREGOR TABLES BILL TO LIMIT FEDERAL ELECTION PERIOD OTTAWA- Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford,  introduced a bill today to ensure that governments...

Shawnigan Rugby Champions !

SHAWNIGAN LAKE - Jon Zacks, Shawnigan Lake School It was an amazing weekend of rugby, even by Shawnigan’s lofty standards. The School earned Provincial Championships in three...

CARI BURDETT & FRIENDS – ‘HOME TOWN CELEBRATION CONCERT’

Join Cari and friends to celebrate her Vocalist of the Year Award at the Vancouver Island Music Awards 2016. This evening promises passionate and energetic...

QMS Students Collaborate on Duncan Mural

“What the Salmon Say” from a First Nations Perspective"  May 25, 2016 - Duncan, BC, Canada – A team of 45 young artists from Queen...

Cowichan Fish And Game Association Once Again in Action

The Cowichan Fish And Game Association was once again in action helping conserve and enrich our local wilderness heritage, this time donating 1000.00 to help...

“Real change” equals no change

A little over six months ago Canadians bought into Justin Trudeau's pledge of "real change" and gave him a majority government. It is becoming increasingly ...

Why ‘Right’ to Die Might Be Wrong

This issue is a sensitive, deeply personal matter. Both sides are right. Individuals should have the freedom to end their own suffering, and each...

Letters

Can pollsters and mainstream media be trusted?

Anyone watching the current American media coverage of the election campaign and not having a healthy suspicion of polls and mainstream media coverage must be...

What about governing?

Budland Chronicles

Budland Chronicles: The Pit

(With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe) A long, slow wail of despair welled up from somewhere below. Mayor Tax'n Spend, looked about disapprovingly: “We don’t need...

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