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Cowichan Valley news and events: Find out what's happening.

Welcome to Cowichan This Week! This is your essential reading for staying connected to what’s up in the Cowichan Valley. We update this page every week with current news and events. If you want to receive this information straight to your inbox, sign up for our Cowichan Valley newsletter.


News of the week

  • On Nov. 12, the Q’ushin’tul Project released its final report on the child welfare needs of the Quw’utsun (Cowichan) community. Project leaders Madeline (Mal) Joe and Jenny George consulted extensively with families involved in the child welfare system, service providers and community leaders. The team put forward recommendations, including an overhaul of the foster care system to focus on supporting families to stay together. 
  • On Nov. 13, the Cowichan Valley Regional District board voted to acknowledge that there is a climate emergency. The vote passed with 11 in favour and four opposed.
  • Cowichan Valley School District 79 has launched a Hul’q’umi’num’ Word of the Week program, the Cowichan Valley Citizen reports. The school district will post the short language videos to its YouTube channel. The first word of the week was Tth’al’xwum-utsun, meaning November.
  • The Municipality of North Cowichan will apply for funding for a $1.9 million project to mitigate winter flooding on Canada Ave., the Cowichan Valley Citizen reports

Community events

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Photo of the week

RCMP officers gather in downtown Duncan for Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11. Jenny Holden captured this solemn shot.

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Have an awesome photo of life in Cowichan? Send it to jenny@thediscourse.ca and it could be next week’s photo of the week!

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