News Briefs for November 10

N. Cowichan offering rebates for new washing machines

N. Cowichan offering rebates for new washing machines

North Cowichan residents are eligible for rebates of $100 to $200 on the price of a high efficiency washing machine during what is being billed as ‘Offtober, a month of saving power and money.’

BC Hydro is offering the rebates on select Energy Star® high efficiency washing machines. The cash-back offer is only available until Nov. 30, and only North Cowichan residents are eligible for the higher rebates.

“This rebate program is intended to highlight energy and water savings in our households,” said North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure, “and we are pleased to be partnering with BC Hydro on this initiative that helps our community to reach our energy conservation goals.”

Tommy Douglas legend relived

When Tommy Douglas was the member of parliament for Lake Cowichan, he probably never imagined that someday his name and the story of his life would help the community to preserve its own history.

The Kaatza Historical Society presents Tommy Douglas: the Arrows of Desire Nov. 6 to 8 at the Lake Cowichan School Theatre. The society is raising funds to build an annex at the museum.

The play is written and performed by John Nolan who makes his home in Lake Cowichan.

Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students at the Kaatza Station Museum, Lake Cowichan Curves, Ten Old Books and Dunan Garage.