All posts by Echo News

June 2015

Malahat Band buys huge tract of Bamberton land By Peter W. RuslandFor The EchoMALAHAT FIRST NATION –Malahat Nation Chief Michael Harry sees his band’s recent buy of Mill Bay’s sprawling Bamberton lands as the next step in his people’s journey to cultural independence and economic prosperity. It’s also a chance for Malahat’s 300members to further… Read More


Echo News July 2015

SHE’S A BEAUTY Roger and Elizabeth Ironmonger from Lake Cowichan admire a 1923 Ford Fad-Style Model T owned by Graham Mace, atthe 8th annual Shawnigan Lake Show and Shine held at Shawnigan Lake School sports field in June. (Photo by Andrew Leong) Watering, fishing bans implemented SOUTH COWICHAN– Responding to the drought conditions that have… Read More


South Cowichan Echo June 2015

Save Our Water Breogan O’Moal Dougnaic of Cobble Hill, was among about 100 participants who staged a peaceful roadside demonstration alongside the Trans Canada Highway. The event was hosted by the Shawnigan Residents Associationas a way of expressing their disapproval of the dumping of contaminated soil in the watershed. For more about Save Our Shawnigan… Read More


South Cowichan Echo May 2015

Put Your Back In It! Sydney Payne and Evie Anguelov of Brentwood’s Junior A Women 2X, finished second in the finals on Sunday, Apri 26 at the 45th-Annual Brentwood College School International Rowing Regatta. (Photo by Andrew Leong) Budget process needs overhaul: CVRD directors SOUTH COWICHAN – Homeowners in South Cowichan are facing relatively modest… Read More



Echo March 2015

FIDDLIN’ AROUND Jamieson Wickham wasn’t just fiddling around in Cowichan Bay the other day.  The Frances Kelsey Grade 8 student was raising money for the school’s upcoming band trip to Seattle. And not only was his violin playing terrific, he was doing a booming business. See more stories in this edition. . . Find the… Read More