Sarah Simpson

Why Scotch broom makes a great road trip companion

An unexpected detour along the Pacific Marine Circle Route turns into a good thing

Man brandishes axe during robbery

Mounties were able to locate the suspect within two hours of the incident

Mounties raid “extensive” Vancouver Island pot grow operation

Execution of 3 search warrants has yielded 3 arrests and the seizure of 2,000 marijuana plants

Trial date set for alleged animal abusers on Van Isle

Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley pleaded not guilty and will go to trial in February 2019; their dog Teddy died from severe neglect

Driver hospitalized after truck hits pole on Malahat

The pole prevented the red truck from travelling down a steep embankment.

Blue-listed elk becoming a nuisance in Cowichan?

Farmer says ministry’s population count not accurate

Protecting bears a public duty, conservation officer says

It’s been two years she’s lived in the Shawnigan Lake area but…

Small earthquake shakes East Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver…

Police mum on Duncan Black Bridge incident

Lack of information due to active investigation, RCMP say

Threat at Cowichan Secondary results in police presence

Officials found the threat last week and immediately contacted police

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Kenneth Jacob Fenton and his passenger “very, very lucky” to be alive

Readers support Cowichan Fish and Game Association in gun club debate

Overwhelming majority calling it NIMBYism

Column: Pondering fitness and the Fitbit conundrum

I think it was 2012 when I got my first Fitbit. I…

UPDATE: Fire at the Cobblestone Pub

Smoke was visible from the exterior of the building, but no flames

UPDATE: Fire at the Cobblestone Pub

Smoke was visible from the exterior of the building, but no flames

Neighbours aim to oust gun range from Cowichan park

Cowichan River Provincial Park B.C.’s only park with shooting galleries

Escaped monkey on the lam near Lake Cowichan

‘It took off into the forest, across the road, hasn’t been seen since’

Monkey escapes Vancouver Island animal sanctuary

“It took off into the forest, across the road, hasn’t been seen since”

UPDATE: Blood found in missing man’s vehicle

Searchers are sticking to a high-priority area before expanding their search

Low Tide Day celebrates a bittersweet 20th anniversary in Cowichan Bay

Event’s founding father has died, but the tradition continues