Lake Cowichan

Backyard hens are now permitted within the Town of Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file)

Backyard hens legally take up residency in Lake Cowichan

Decades-old battle finally ends, chickens legal in Lake Cowichan backyards

 

A smoke marker, which could be dangerous, remains lost in Cowichan Lake. (Submitted by RCMP)

Military loses potentially dangerous smoke marker in Cowichan Lake

Markers dropped into the lake on the north side on Friday, Aug. 6

 

While the RCMP Air services helicopter quickly spotted the hikers, there wasn’t a good spot to land so the Mounties utilized teams from both Cowichan and North Shore Search and Rescue. (Citizen file)

Dehydrated hikers rescued from Lake Cowichan’s Bald Mountain

With the temperature above 30 degrees Celsius, a pair of thirsty hikers…

 

This motorcycle was impounded by the RCMP after the driver was stopped for speeding and arrested for driving without a licence. (Submitted)

Speeding motorcyclist has bike impounded at Lake Cowichan

Driver arrested on outstanding warrant and driving without a licence

This motorcycle was impounded by the RCMP after the driver was stopped for speeding and arrested for driving without a licence. (Submitted)
Island Health is bringing a vaccination clinic to Lake Cowichan starting June 23. (Submitted)

Island Health opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic to boost lagging Cowichan Lake numbers

Cowichan Valley West the only Island area under 60 per cent in adult first dose totals

Island Health is bringing a vaccination clinic to Lake Cowichan starting June 23. (Submitted)
Threads N Tails owner Lee-Ann Burke’s pet clothing has been featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Pet Connection Magazine. (Submitted)

Lake Cowichan business featured on magazine cover

Lee-Ann Burke hopes the extra publicity will increase sales

Threads N Tails owner Lee-Ann Burke’s pet clothing has been featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Pet Connection Magazine. (Submitted)
Laketown Shakedown has been rescheduled for 2022, with options for ticket holders to receive refunds or credit for future events. (File photo)
Laketown Shakedown has been rescheduled for 2022, with options for ticket holders to receive refunds or credit for future events. (File photo)
Recreational paddlers are hoping that the design for the new weir in Lake Cowichan, pictured here in a graphic, could include objects and channels for whitewater use. (Courtesy of the CVRD)

Paddlers hope new weir can add whitewater opportunities to Cowichan River

Whitewater channels and objects could be constructed, group says

Recreational paddlers are hoping that the design for the new weir in Lake Cowichan, pictured here in a graphic, could include objects and channels for whitewater use. (Courtesy of the CVRD)
New designs for a the new weir in Lake Cowichan call for a walkway over the top of the weir, as pictured in this graphic. (Courtesy of the CVRD)

Studies confirm new Cowichan Lake weir location

Project underway aimed at better addressing concerns Cowichan River will run dry

New designs for a the new weir in Lake Cowichan call for a walkway over the top of the weir, as pictured in this graphic. (Courtesy of the CVRD)
The Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre is closing its doors for good on Sunday, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday. (Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Visitors Centre closing permanently due to funding shortfall

In short, the Chamber is blaming the Town of Lake Cowichan.

The Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre is closing its doors for good on Sunday, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday. (Gazette file)
There has been a COVID-19 at Lake Cowichan Secondary School. (Gazette file)

COVID-19 exposure at Lake Cowichan Secondary School

The exposure event occurred Jan. 20-25

There has been a COVID-19 at Lake Cowichan Secondary School. (Gazette file)
Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Lake community comes together to help family get vital pool

Oliver Finlayson, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hydrotherapy is a big help

Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Almost a year to the day of his disappearance, Lake Cowichan RCMP have announced they've found the body of Colin Court. Court was last seen fishing from his kayak on the lake. (Courtesy of Bill Court)

Body of fisherman who went missing a year ago recovered from Cowichan Lake

Two days shy of exactly a year from the day he went…

Almost a year to the day of his disappearance, Lake Cowichan RCMP have announced they've found the body of Colin Court. Court was last seen fishing from his kayak on the lake. (Courtesy of Bill Court)
Moira Mercer spent her summer riding her e-bike around Cowichan Lake and beyond, collecting any empties she found along the way. (Submitted)

Ebiking for empties around Cowichan Lake yields mountain of cans

Lake Cowichan woman supports NGO in Namibia with two months and 6,500 empties worth of help

Moira Mercer spent her summer riding her e-bike around Cowichan Lake and beyond, collecting any empties she found along the way. (Submitted)
Shady Lady, a 1943 Consolidated PBY Catalina operated by the Catalina Preservation Society, performs a touch-and-go on Cowichan Lake on Thursday, July 23. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Shady Lady: legendary Catalina touches down on Vancouver Island

Two flying boats test the waters west of Youbou, make Port Alberni pitstop

Shady Lady, a 1943 Consolidated PBY Catalina operated by the Catalina Preservation Society, performs a touch-and-go on Cowichan Lake on Thursday, July 23. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Billy Goat Island, as seen from Youbou, is for sale. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Would you like to own your own Billy Goat Island?

Cowichan Lake island up for sale with an asking price of $479,000

Billy Goat Island, as seen from Youbou, is for sale. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
In front of The Tube Shack last summer, it took this many tubes with someone in them to beat the Guinness World Record. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan’s river rules contradict CVRD’s hope for recreation opportunities

Lake Cowichan Mayor Rod Peters said the message is “Stay safe, stay…

In front of The Tube Shack last summer, it took this many tubes with someone in them to beat the Guinness World Record. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)