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Cowichan Conversations: Duncan’s Homeless Harold

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Cowichan Conversations: Come celebrate the Big Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st 10am – 3pm*

Public News Release Come celebrate the BIG Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st* *10am – 3pm * Leanne Hodges, West Coast Wild Activist Artist, Starts A Community Mural Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Come celebrate the Big Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st 10am – 3pm*

Cowichan Conversations: Maple tree blues: commission says cut it down

Susan Down, Local New Eye Cowichan, covered the Commission meeting where they officially confirmed their earlier plan to cut down the old big leaf maple at the Cowichan Community Centre. Here is her report. Maple Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Maple tree blues: commission says cut it down

Cowichan Conversations: The Big Leaf Maple Tree At The Cowichan Community Centre Will Cut Down

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Cowichan Conversations: Vancouver Islanders more depressed than other B.C. residents

Life on Vancouver Island beats the alternatives. At least that is how I feel and what I have always thought. But why the higher depression levels compared to the rest of BC? Well, in we Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Vancouver Islanders more depressed than other B.C. residents

Cowichan Conversations: Orlando Remembered-Local Eye Online

  Nice to see Duncan City Council’s response to the massive deadly attack that took place at “Pulses’ a Gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The here, there and everywhere blogger Susan Down covered the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Orlando Remembered-Local Eye Online

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Director’s Decide To Take Another Kick At Driving Economic Development

Originally published in the Duncan Free Press. Peter Rusland The CVRD board’s recent decision to hire a new economic-development manager should now be followed by surgical precision and thought. Especially since five of 15 Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Director’s Decide To Take Another Kick At Driving Economic Development

Cowichan Conversations: Warning To Everyone Who Lives In Duncan-Stay Alert!

This information is from South Cowichan Community Policing. . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Warning To Everyone Who Lives In Duncan-Stay Alert!

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair–So Long Ed Murrow and Hard-Hitting Mainstream Journalism

You can hardly pick up a paper these days without hearing of another local paper or indeed chain of papers folding up, laying hundreds off and leaving the community without a local paper, or with Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair–So Long Ed Murrow and Hard-Hitting Mainstream Journalism

Cowichan Conversations: Pot and Politicians- A Curious Blend That Is Hard To Keep Lit.

I’m not holding my breath! Justin Trudeau, our newly elected Prime Minister and occasional pot smoker, has set the cat out amongst the pigeons with his announced legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. Odd Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Pot and Politicians- A Curious Blend That Is Hard To Keep Lit.

Cowichan Conversations: RAFE: Blatant Media Bias -Vancouver Province Partners With Woodfibre LNG

Rafe Mair

As you know, the Vancouver Province is an official partner of Resort Works, who are essentially the public relations arm of Woodfibre LNG.

That means, of course, that the Vancouver Sun and

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Cowichan Conversations: Goodbye To The Historic Voice Of Our Community: The Closing of the News Leader Pictorial

Staff of the Cowichan Leader, 1954 CVMA 

By Peter W. Rusland

Peter Rusland

If anyone had told me a year ago my beloved Cowichan News Leader Pictorial would be closed, dead and

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Cowichan Conversations: Heave Steve Cowichan Style

The Council of Canadians (Cowichan) determined to see a return to our Canada sans Steve Harper gathered in 34 degree heat to send a clear message. Heave Steve!

The reception and honking from passers-by

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Cowichan Conversations: More on the Cowichan Move To ‘Heave Steve’ – Council of Canadians

By Donna CameronCowichan Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians  

I was inspired by the Heave Steve video on You Tube by musicians in Prince Albert including Lon Borgerson.

I asked my fellow

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Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan River Is Drying UpRaise The Weir!

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

The Cowichan River is at an all time low for this time of year. It is time to develop a long term plan that assures proper management of the river

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Cowichan Conversations: Rob Douglas & Roger Hart’s Big Idea Series Focuses On Small Business in Cowichan—Local Ownership

Does local ownership of the economy matter?

Rob Douglas

Here is Big Idea No.5 Local Ownership from Rob Douglas and Roger Hart regarding economic development and the potential of expanding co-operatives in

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Cowichan Conversations: Who Killed The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial?

Cowichan Conversations: *Big Idea No.2: Anchor Institutions*–Rob Douglas-Roger Hart On Local Economic Development in the Cowichan Region.

Rob Douglas and Roger Hart have rolled up their sleeves and prepared economic development options for Cowichan that are a refreshing alternative that makes a good deal of sense. Well worth the read and your

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Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Independent Living Garage Sale & Outdoor Market

Cowichan Conversations: The One Percent Tax Resolution-Local Government Is Being Squeezed

THE ONE PERCENT TAX RESOLUTION

NC Councillor Rob Douglas

Every year, elected officials from Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Powell River and the Central Coast meet for the general meeting and convention of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC). They debate and vote on a wide range of resolutions . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The One Percent Tax Resolution-Local Government Is Being Squeezed

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Politicians Reject Staff Driven Bid For Hiring PR Spinners-Slash Budgets

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It is too easy to poke at our politicians of all stripes and all stations but recently encouraging signs have emerged that show our elected folks are paying attention.

At the CVRD table perhaps it is an injection of newly elected Directors that is making the difference. They actually turned . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Politicians Reject Staff Driven Bid For Hiring PR Spinners-Slash Budgets

Cowichan Conversations: Vacationing City of Duncan Councillor Tom Duncan Denies Public Input Over The Controversial Dakova Building Proposal

Never In Living Memory

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Veteran councillor Sharon Jackson appears to have been on the warpath lately regarding the proposed development on the empty lot at Canada Avenue and Government Street.

She is not anti-development; that lot has needed a building on it for over 20 years. But she is . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Vacationing City of Duncan Councillor Tom Duncan Denies Public Input Over The Controversial Dakova Building Proposal

Cowichan Conversations: Duncan Mayor Phil Kent’s Uncharacteristic Haste To Ignore OCP Hard To Fathom

Don Maroc – Cowichan Conversations Blogger

While late Christmas shoppers slipped into panic mode on December 22, a development-at-any-cost foursome on the Duncan City council ramrodded through fourth reading of a motion to permit Vlado Brcic’s Dakova Group to build a 36-condo, five-story monster, with street-level retail shops at Duncan’s prime intersection of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Duncan Mayor Phil Kent’s Uncharacteristic Haste To Ignore OCP Hard To Fathom

Cowichan Conversations: Duncan OCP Ignored By Mayor Phil Kent

Don Maroc

While late Christmas shoppers slipped into panic mode on December 22, a development-at-any-cost foursome on the Duncan City council ramrodded through fourth reading of a motion to permit Vlado Brcic’s Dakova Group to build a 36-condo, five-story monster, with street-level retail shops at Duncan’s prime intersection of Canada Avenue and Government . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Duncan OCP Ignored By Mayor Phil Kent

Cowichan Conversations: California Was Fun But Nothing Beats The Cowichan Valley

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

We recently returned from our winter reprieve with friends in Sunny California. It was a great get away and we were treated to wonderful food, music, the occasional wee glass of wine and some day trips around the San Jose area, Monterrey and also squeezed in visits to see longtime . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: California Was Fun But Nothing Beats The Cowichan Valley