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Duncan city of totems first nations history

What’s the First Nations history of the Duncan area?

Imagine a row of longhouses stretching from the Somenos Marsh to the Cowichan River.

A 1941 photo of Ken Berkey accepting a soda delivery at Berkey Brothers Auto Service, printed in the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial in 2006. Photo of the news clipping sourced on Facebook.

Why is it called Berkey’s Corner?

The roundabout at Sherman, Somenos and Cowichan Lake roads was once home to a family-run auto garage and gas station that defined a neighbourhood.

Local teens speak to climate change health impacts

One of them is suing the federal government for failing to protect youth from climate health impacts.

Cowichan Valley growing and changing

What makes your community awesome?

The Cowichan Valley is a diverse place. We want to know what’s going on where you live. We want to know what makes it awesome, and where there are growing pains.

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor, with the NDP, speaks with constituents at a candidates’ forum on Oct. 9, 2019. Residents voted MacGregor in for a second term on Oct. 21, 2019. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse Cowichan

How should Alistair MacGregor advocate for our community’s future?

As we look ahead to 2020, what should be at the top of our MP's agenda?