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Record-setting Cowichan Valley U18 runner Dow garnering attention

A Cowichan Valley runner is ranked number one in two separate categories, which could warrant an appearance on the international stage. Alexa Dow has made a name for herself as one of the up-and-coming mid-to-long distance runners in the country. In a release, SD79 boasts about the runner who attends Frances...

Cowichan Valley Museum exhibit celebrates North Cowichan 150 through June

The Cowichan Valley Museum is hosting a monthlong exhibit commemorating North Cowichan's 150th anniversary of incorporation. Cowichan Historical Society's Carolyn Prellwitz says they've been working on the exhibit for several months. "It's our contribution to the celebration of North Cowichan's 150th anniversary," says Prellwitz. "It includes our artwork from our museum...

Real estate expert says spring housing market feels like more like pre-COVID conditions

Home sales are up and prices are down from May 2022. That according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board's update for the month of May 2023. While the year-over-year home price dropped, the Island average is actually up 12 per cent from last month. This as the market was hotter...

Federal government predicts higher than normal amount of wildfires across Canada this summer

“Sobering.”  That is how the federal Minister of Natural Resources describes the outlook for the wildfire season in Canada.  Jonathan Wilkinson says the wildfire forecast shows higher than normal wildfire activity though June and without a break in the hot, dry weather it looks like it will continue to...

Wildfire Near Sayward Held as Crews Respond to New Fire Near Cameron Lake

---June 5, 3 p.m.--- The Cameron Bluffs wildfire has grown to 20 hectares in size and is visible from Cameron Lake, according to BC Wildfire service. They say the fire is burning in steep terrain with helicopter bucketing to support crew operations. Eight firefighters are currently fighting the fire. They ask drivers...

More money invested in fighting plastic pollution in province’s waterways

The fight against plastic pollution is getting a helping hand from the province. More money is being invested towards the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative Fund, with the goal of the fund is to support projects that focus on cleaning up marine debris and removing any neglected vessels in coastal...
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