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What do we know about how our population is changing?
Have you heard that Whippletree’s buildings came from Duncan’s historic Chinatown? It’s a great story, but not entirely true.
When newspapers close, local government is less accountable, civic engagement declines, and it’s harder for locals to connect with one another. Starting up a new media outlet became my path from isolation to connection.
Meet newcomer Peg Ainsley, formerly of Alberta and recently of Duncan
For 200 years, the story of Cowichan has been the story of new people coming to town.