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Written by Christian Stocker   
  • Lake Cowichan Man Arrested in Huge Bust RCMP arrested Jeffrey Melchior after being caught with $ 2,625,280 cash in a suitcase in a boat off Sidney. The money is suspected of being the result of property obtained by crime and laundering the proceeds of crime. Read more...
  • Malahat Rider Killed Identified Colin Francis Grant was killed on the Malahat Highway while riding his motorcycle on Saturday October 29th. A PT Cruiser crossed the centre line hitting his motorcycle heading southbound around 3:45pm. The accident closed the highway until 9pm causing major delays. Calls are again renewed for a concrete median to be installed along the highway. The latest death is the fourth in 18 months involving motorcycles being hit by vehicles crossing the centre line. See map of recent Malahat fatalities.
  • Duncan White Spot Robbed On Saturday October 15th, 2011 North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP where called to attend at the White Spot Restaurant in Duncan following a report of a Break & Enter into that business during the previous night. Review of surveillance footage shows record of the thief breaking open the front doors of the restaurant and then walking inside and stealing two debit machines from different locations in the restaurant before leaving. more...
  • Cowichan to get MRI Starting fall of 2012 the Cowichan Valley with have access to Mobile Resonance Imaging services. more...
  • Dangerous Cobble Hill Road/Cowichan Bay Road/TCH Intersection Changes are being made. After the recent near fatal crash at the dangerous intersection the Transportation Ministry is placing dedicated left turn signals there (like those at the Koksilah Road/TCH intersection).
  • Lake Cowichan Area Camper Mistakes Friend for Bear The camper assumed that a bear was trying to get into his tent and shot at it twice. Turns out the 'bear' was the man's friend. He was shot in the face and arm - and was taking to Victoria general hospital with non-life threatening injuries. MORE...
  • Shawnigan Explosion Leads to Severed Arm A women had her arm blown off below her elbow after an explosion at a Shawnigan Lake gravel pit on Tuesday 20 September. She is in serious condition in hospital and several others were injured. The gravel pit is located on Stebbings Road south of the lake toward the south end Malahat/Shawnigan turn-off. WorkSafeBC is investigating. MORE...
  • Kidnapping Suspect Randall Hopley Caught Found near the BC/Alberta Border More...
  • Missing 3 year-old Returned Home Safe Abducted 3-year old Kienan Hebert was returned home to his parents by his suspected kidnapper early Sunday morning. Police received a 911 call telling them to go to the Hebert home. The police and the boy's father found the 3 year-old sitting on the couch awake with a blanket. The home was unoccupied at that time as it had been cordoned off by the police. More...
  • Earthquake Rattles Vancouver Island A 6.4 magnitute quake hit just off the west coast of Vancouver Island at 12:45pm Thursday September 9th. Quake felt in Campbell River, Tofino, Courtenay and Parksville. No reports of damage or injuries - though there are reports of buildings swaying for several seconds. Aftershocks are expected. See map of earthquake epicentre. USGS Stats
  • ECO Depot Fate To Have Public Vote: CVRD voters will be able to have their say in November on the controversial waste management site proposed on a rural property on Cameron-Taggert Road in Cobble Hill. more on story...  | CVRD Eco Depot Website | Say No To Dump Website |
  • Sansum Point Saved thanks to the Nature Conservancy of BC, local donors and the CVRD. The pristine property between Maple Bay and Genoa Bay has been purchased by the CVRD for $1.8 million and will be set aside for parkland. Read more about this special area.
  • HST DEFEATED! Results for the HST referendum are in and 54.73% voted to repeal the tax. This means we wil be going back to PST/GST but not for another 18 months. Click here for complete riding by riding hst referendum results. more...
  • Boy, 5, Airlifted to Hospital after Lake Cowichan Fall A five year old boy was flown to Children's Hospital in Vancouver after falling over 2 metres from a bridge onto rocks at Gordon Bay Provincial Park in Lake Cowichan. More...
  • Malahat Crash Saturday Caused Major Delays Highway 1 was closed Saturday evening due to a multi-car accident at the Petro Canada gas station 2km south of the Shawnigan Lake turnoff. Two were sent to hospital with unspecified injuries. The highway is open and the backlog is clear as of 10pm. Check malahat webcameras.
  • Leg Found Rob Boyce lost his $ 16,000 dollar prosthetic le g while tubing down the Cowichan River this week. After hitting some rocks the leg disappeared. Thankfully some divers who regularly look for lost items found the missing limb - and after making inquires - was able to return the extremity to its owner .
  • Gabriola Island Suspect Caught The RCMP have a suspect in custody after a woman and her teenage son were stabbed by an assailant on Wednesday August 3rd on Gabriola Island. The woman died from her injuries. Police arrested Gabriola Island resident Jason Daniel Cramera, 37. more...
  • Chemainus Boating Accident Fatal A boat collided with a log boom killing one occupant and injuring two others on Friday evening. David Ryan Pringle, 33, is dead and two other male occupants were sent to hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
  •  Kinsol Trestle Opening One of the Cowichan Valley's best tourist attractions opened Thursday July 28th. The trestle is part of a trail system that connects Lake Cowichan to Shawnigan Lake.
    Directions to Kinsol Trestle   Video of Opening
  • Chemainus Crash Claims One An elderly man was killed while entering the Trans Canada Highway from Fuller Lake Road on Thursday. The intersection has been the scene of previous deadly accidents. Left turns onto the highway are prohibited at that intersection, however there is no physical barrier to prevent such a turn. map of area
  • Cowichan Valley Trail Expanded. The latest segment for the Cowichan Valley Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail) opened July 14th. This section connects Duncan to Nanaimo through Chemainus. Next major opening: Kinsol Trestle - July 28th
  • Court orders stop to Chemainus Water Project. BC Supreme Court orders a stop to the project due to insufficient consultation by the Environmental Assessment Office with the Halalt first nation. The band fears the aquifer could be depleted. A review of the project is now pending.
  • Duncan 'fish pedicure' halted. The Vancouver Island Health Authority has ordered a Duncan Spa to stop the treatment which consists of clients placing their feet in a tub containing garra rufa fish that eat away dead skin. The authority states the practice poses a risk of spreading disease. more
  • Aerie resort sold. The high-end top-of-the-Malahat resort has finally been sold for just under $4 million after a recent price drop. The owner is reported to be local - sale should be final July 22.
  • Bummer Summer. Temperatures have been around 3 to 4 degrees lower than normal so far this summer - and the long range forecast shows we are unlikely to get above the 20 degree mark over the next couple of weeks. more
  • CVRD meeting disrupted. A vocal anti-development resident disrupted Wednesday nights board meeting. Security was called when the vocal anti south end development Balu Tatachari continued to disrupt the meeting
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 December 2011 09:39
 
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