Opinion Taxpayers in the Cowichan Valley Regional District are being offered an early April Fools' joke – regional district electoral area directors are in the process of giving themselves a more than 30 per cent raise. Sadly, its no joke, ...starting...

The Housing Survey Results Are In

Tiny homes are in, social housing as a burden on local taxpayers is out and people think the affordable housing crisis is real –...

The Creepy Low Back and Spinal Health

The health of your spine and body depend on many factors. In my opinion the biggest positive factors to health come with a commitment...

Potatoes and Logs A Source of Early Conflict

Settlement by Europeans moved quickly in the Cowichan Valley after initial settlements in the 1850's. By 1890, a number of logging operators were at...

What’s the Deal With Cars Anyway?

Everyone in our Western society has been touched, even by the least little bit, by some degree of enthusiasm about a car. What about...

Manhas Does TekTalk at Berkey’s Corner

Berkey's Corner, one of the most densely populated area of North Cowichan lacks representation and a meeting of area residents this past week decided...


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Hospital Business Plan Underway

Island Health has entered the business plan step as the second step in a five-step process to replace Cowichan District Hospital. The business plan will...

CVRD Gets Into Housing With $750K Annual Budget

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has formally activated its new housing function by approving a three-year legal agreement with the Cowichan Housing Association (CHA). Last...


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Local Hero

Will Arnold This man has stepped up to do the work and provide leadership and bring the community together to deal with the problems tied...

Clean Car or Art?

I In my travels, I come across all sorts of surprising things right here in the Valley. We really do have an interesting and eclectic mix...