Staff Writer

Gagan Gill

Credit union ready to fill food bank

The Island Savings division of First West Credit Union is set to provide ‘the equivalent of’ 650,000 meals

Gagan Gill

Short film festival seeks entries from Island filmmakers

The 12th Vancouver Island Short Film Festival takes place Feb. 10-11 in Nanaimo

Mayor Jon Lefebure with one of two electric vehicles recently added to North Cowichan’s fleet.

Electric cars cut emissions

Municipality of North Cowichan adds new vehicles to its fleet

Mayor Jon Lefebure with one of two electric vehicles recently added to North Cowichan’s fleet.

Resource centre celebrates seniors

Workshop offered on preventing falls, hosted by Island Health physiotherapist

Unlikely animals battle in photo contest

In the wild a contest between a Douglas squirrel and a pair of great horned owls would be no contest at all

Start safe school driving habits now

Start safe school driving habits now

Students will be heading back to school Sept. 6

Start safe school driving habits now
Tennessee Williams’s play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur opens Sept. 9 at Chemainus Theatre.

Chemainus Theatre stages rare Tennessee Williams play

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur opens Sept. 9

Tennessee Williams’s play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur opens Sept. 9 at Chemainus Theatre.
Voting open for People's Choice Amateur Photography Competition

Voting open for People’s Choice Amateur Photography Competition

Photographers from across the province competed in amateur competition

Voting open for People's Choice Amateur Photography Competition
Camera Club talk on  Cuban ‘murals’ revolutionary art

Camera Club talk on Cuban ‘murales’ revolutionary art

Cuba Adelante will be presented at the Camera Club’s Hardwick Hall venue, at High Street and Third Avenue, Sept. 27 starting at 7 p.m

Camera Club talk on  Cuban ‘murals’ revolutionary art

Chemainus boil water order cancelled

“The water is now safe to drink and to use for all purposes,” states the rescinding order.

Tragically Hip fans gather in Ladysmith

Tragically Hip fans gather in Ladysmith

Final performance of the nation-wide Man Machine Poem tour

Tragically Hip fans gather in Ladysmith
Housing sales slowed a bit between June and July

Vancouver Island home sales ‘cool’

The pace of home sales slowed ‘somewhat’ last month, according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Housing sales slowed a bit between June and July
Mural artist Arthur Cheng

Mural art to be unveiled & restored

Three new works will be added to the Emile Carr collection

Mural artist Arthur Cheng
Organizers are hoping for 260 plus autos for the 13th Show ‘N Shine Saturday

Auto buffs to Show ‘N Shine Aug. 20

Ladysmith’s 13th Annual Show ’N Shine rolls into town Saturday, Aug. 20

Organizers are hoping for 260 plus autos for the 13th Show ‘N Shine Saturday
Thousands of people will check out the artists and their works when Arts on the Avenue takes to First Avenue Aug. 28.

Arts take over First Avenue Aug. 27 & 28

More than 55 juried artists will set up in tents along First Avenue between Buller and Warren streets Sunday, Aug 28

Thousands of people will check out the artists and their works when Arts on the Avenue takes to First Avenue Aug. 28.

Island Health provides more residential care

Request for proposals to create 40 to 60 new and replacement residential care beds in the Cowichan Valley.

Affordable housing considered by North Cowichan

Could lead to the construction of affordable housing units in Chemainus and the South End.

Falling: A Wake lands in Chemianus

Falling: A Wake lands in Chemainus

A bizarre occurrence that initiates a profound transformation in the lives of the rural hosts.

Falling: A Wake lands in Chemianus

Stiff upper lips will smile at Kingfisher

A romantic comedy by Douglas Home, opens at the Yellow Point Drama Group’s various venues Aug. 19 through 21.

CHPA student Megan Newman – at the entrance to Shq’aphut

Aboriginal health program tuitions halved

One-time funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education means tuition will be halved for the next round of the VIU-developed program

CHPA student Megan Newman – at the entrance to Shq’aphut