Shawnigan Lake Museum Aims For $1M Expansion in 2020

When Garth Harvey and his cohorts first set to transforming the old community fire hall into the home of the Shawnigan Lake Museum in 1982, he said they’d be a “couple of peas rattling around in a pan”.   37 years later, the once small collection has grown, as have the number of volunteers and […]

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Economic Development Power Houses

There are two power houses in the Cowichan Valley working to foster business development and job creation: Amy Melmock, Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) manager and Cathy Robertson, Community Futures Cowichan general manager. They come at it from different perspectives but ultimately, both recognize it’s about people and supporting the ambitions and aspirations of people who […]

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Local Teacher Launches Math App

I‘ll be up front; Wayne Loutet was my Grade 9 math teacher. Depending on whether you liked math or not, you may be wondering where my bias might lie. Or why I’m writing about a math teacher. In Grade 8 I was a typical math student. Although I was pretty good at it, I really […]

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