Peter Rusland

Marcotte acclaimed in Area H; Dorey facing two challengers in Area G

Cowichan Valley Regional District: CVRD contest holds host of hopefuls and referendum questions

Seventeen seeking seven seats around SD79 board table

School District 79: Seventeen running for school trustee in the Cowichan Valley, including current Ladysmith's Rob Hutchins.

ELECTION 2014: CVRD contest holds host of hopefuls and referendum questions

COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT: Candidate-heavy Shawnigan and Glenora areas twinned by three wins by acclamation

ELECTION 2014: More roundabouts coming round the bend

Municipality of North Cowichan: three more on the books for the coming months and years

Chemainus driver injured in rear-end hit

Mounties investigate Tuesday's incident that flipped Toyota 4Runner at Island Highway and Smiley Road

Coast cleared in majority of Chemainus stink complaints

Survey says: Operation the stench source on Smiley Road, but most offensive odours coming from farms and other operations

Skatepark is just the start at old elementary school site

Larger recreational-residential project being mulled for Mural Town’s former elementary-school site.

Wallener wants to be mayor

Damir Wallener has announced he is running for mayor of North Cowichan

In Brief – Ladysmith and area news briefs

Most of Chemainus’ Echo Heights forest officially became parkland June 4.

Chemainus mill worker seriously injured Thursday

Centurion Lumber planer-mill worker airlifted from work site, condition unknown at press time, WorkSafeBC probing accident facts

Echo Heights saga could be just a rubber stamp from finally being over

By a 6-1 margin: North Cowichan council passes third reading to save 91% of Chemainus site as parkland

Mayor’s 11th-hour proposal accepted

Most of Echo Heights Forest is now poised to become parkland.

Mayor’s 91% solution to save Echo Heights backed

North Cowichan adopts proposal to save most of Chemainus public forest, market 17 home lots; three more readings needed

Prawn fishery opens without signs of Native blockade

Stz'uminus First Nation in talks with federal Fisheries as fishermen aim to honour possible blockage off Cowichan

Mayor pitches 11th-hour Echo Heights compromise

Proposal bumps parkland total from 80% to 90%, reduces return by $1.5 million

Chemainus students celebrate prom

Grade 12 students at Chemainus Secondary School held their prom parade May 2 at Waterwheel Park.

Echo Heights meeting planned

An open house is being planned for Chemainus to further explain North Cowichan’s development of publicly-owned Echo Heights forest.

Echo Heights forest gets first two readings toward development

Council forges ahead to rezone and sell 20% for housing, save 80% as parkland; public meeting date pending

Waterwheel Square work won’t start until late August

Chemainus: work on the $800,000 project will wait until peak tourist season is passed

CVRD searching for new CAO

Warren Jones is leaving the Cowichan Valley Regional District, and the board is looking for a new CAO.