Krista Siefken

Appointed SD79 trustee adopts balanced budget

Mike McKay passes $82,410,245 budget, replacing deficit $85,631,906 budget previously adopted by fired trustees

Updated: Former Cow High principal replaces fired trustees

School District 79: Mike McKay appointed to oversee Cowichan schools after board removed for deficit budget

Door-knockers successful in bid to upgrade Saltair sewers

Director Mel Dorey praises new approach in gathering community support

Catalyst restructing plan approved by creditors

Catalyst in the clear? Second amended plan of arrangement gets more than 99 per cent approval

Second barge sinks in Chemainus harbour

A second barge sinks in Chemainus harbour, while barge towed to Ladysmith earlier this year remains at Slack Point.

Unidentified individual charged with luring a minor in Ladysmith

Police are not releasing the identity of an individual charged with sexual interference of a person under 16, and sexual assault

CVRD budget increasing by 7.63 per cent

Increase in Cowichan Valley Regional District tax ranges from 3.67 per cent to 8.63 per cent.

Saltair residents being asked to weigh in on water upgrades

Saltair residents are being asked if they support spending $4.5 million on water system upgrades in their area.

PPWC union accepts contract offer at Crofton mill

Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada union members at Crofton's mill have accepted a new tentative agreement.

Leader of B.C. Conservatives will be in Chemainus Tuesday

B.C. Conservative Party Leader John Cummins will be at the Chemainus Theatre Festival this Tuesday at 7 p.m.

CVRD will fund reduced-cost regional visitor information centre

An eleventh-hour look at the numbers meant the majority of CVRD directors were comfortable supporting the regional visitor centre.

Future of Cowichan’s visitor info centre will be decided today

$609,000 grant-in-aid request up for approval during special CVRD board meeting Wednesday afternoon

Police apologize to innocent woman wrongly identified as fraud suspect

Cowichan police have apologized to an innocent woman wrongly identified as a suspect in a case of fraud in Chemainus.

Chemainus Quay barge sinks in Chemainus harbour

One of the dilapidated barges squatting in Chemainus harbour sunk last weekend.

Chemainus River bridge will be replaced

The Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road will be replaced using $5 million in federal cash.

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins named new CVRD chair

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins has been selected chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District board.

Ladysmith man awarded national bravery medal

Ladysmith man awarded national bravery medal

Woman gets stabbed, man gets charged

A Chemainus man is in custody on aggravated assault charges after a woman was stabbed in the leg. Jason Konrad, 31, has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of aggravated assault — and is also facing drug-related charges — in connection with the Sept. 25 incident.

Crowder remembers Layton’s legacy of hope

For Jean Crowder, the death of NDP leader Jack Layton was akin to losing a family member.

Ladysmith man dead after boating accident near Chemainus

Boat rammed log boom near Bare Point on Friday, July 29