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The Paldi community gathers in front of the gurdwara in 1936 for the funeral of Mayo Singh's son, who died of meningitis.

A glimpse into the rich Sikh history in Cowichan

Why the town of Paldi was a major centre for Punjabi immigrants in Canada.

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Newcomer stories: Boat life, ‘for the fun of it’

Living in Cowichan Bay on a converted fishing boat is going swimmingly for Rick Schnurr and Judy Brooks.

VIMC has a lawsuit threat against north cowichan

How big is track lawsuit threat after council rejection?

We talked to a municipal law expert and dug into public documents to find answers.

The stories we want to tell in 2020 — chosen by you

From forestry to food and reconciliation, we're ready to dig deep

Hiking in Cowichan: Hiking Maple Mountain.

Exploring the best local trails in Cowichan

Whether you are old school or new school, there are plenty of navigational tools available for your next outdoor adventure.

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Sharing stories is key to our shared future

At a recent event, I was reminded that listening to each other is critical to building strong, connected communities