Politicians Should Step Up & Do The Work

Local elected officials don’t seem to think economic development is as important to the Cowichan Valley as the public thinks it is.   The Cowichan Post emailed 35 elected officials in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Town of Lake Cowichan and the nine CVRD electoral area directors.  Only two actually responded directly to the questions posed […]

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Politicians Not Interested in Development

Local government faces serious challenges providing for growth in the region and ensuring that we have a sustainable and vibrant economy that can provide well-paying jobs for newcomers and for families that are establishing in Cowichan. Local residents appear to recognize that economic development and job creation are highly desirable and are in favour of […]

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Log Roll We All Lose

Paradigm Shift History is in the making in the Cowichan Valley as we are about to see a total paradigm shift on how North Cowichan manages its municipal forests. How can I make such a confident statement?  Part of the benefit of being around this planet long enough for hair to thin and turn grey […]

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Letters Feb 2019 Issue

  Dear Editor: There’s a homeless man’s stuff on my porch. It’s not just any homeless person, it’s my son.  And I know that whatever I write about this will meet with someone’s disapproval, or even rage. I know there is a lot of emotion surrounding the homeless in our communities. And on both sides […]

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Another Year, Another Tax Increase

Property taxes in North Cowichan and everywhere else are on the increase yet again.Past Councils and senior management have favoured a tax approach that has seen tax revenues and spending more than double in the last decade, and that appears to be continuing. And even though recent assessment notices for many are higher,  that’s not […]

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Refining Our Direction

The decision to create Cowichan Post, a new news voice in the Cowichan Valley, has turned into an experiment in combining a digital publishing platform with a traditional hands-on newspaper. The first edition of Cowichan Post was widely welcomed as a fresh approach to providing news to Valley readers, many of whom wrote us to […]

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The Cowichan Post Welcomes You!

Welcome to The Cowichan Post, a new publication for the Cowichan Valley that we hope will help readers “Make Sense of the News”. We have designed a product that will be delivered by Canada Post to over 22,500 homes, apartments and businesses from Chemainus through to Cowichan Bay. Initially we plan to publish monthly, with […]

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Let’s Start the Conversation

In the new world of fake news and activist journalism, one wonders at the wisdom of adding yet another newspaper to that crowded world of online and print media. As the lines blur between spoken and written, and between journalism and activism, we are encouraged by the words of Arthur Millar, essayist and playwright, who said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.”And so with that noble and high intention, we launch the inaugral edition of the Cowichan Post because, for ou

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