Curious in Cowichan

Jacqueline Ronson, reporter for The Discourse, speaks with Coast Salish artist Herb Rice
Jacqueline Ronson, reporter for The Discourse, speaks with Coast Salish artist Herb Rice in his studio near Duncan, B.C.

What makes you curious, Cowichan? What questions do you have? With your help, The Discourse Cowichan will dig into your questions and reveal hidden history, truths and solutions about the place we live. Let’s get curious in Cowichan!

Finding ‘Cowichan’: How colonization redefined local landscapes

It was the settlers, not the people of this land, who interpreted and applied the place names we commonly see on maps today, writes historian Kelly Black. And that can lead to confusion.

Duncan’s got talent: How Richard Dwyer danced his way to local-icon status

The barefoot-boogieing senior has become a fixture at the 39 Days of July festival.

Future of public access at Kingzett Lake quarry remains in limbo

The formerly popular Shawnigan Lake swimming hole remains shuttered, despite years of talk on turning it into a regional park.

Former Sahtlam fire chief still paying it forward 40 years after his house burned down

In his 38th year with the Sahtlam Fire Department, Mike Lees says more volunteer firefighters are urgently needed.

Clean water coming to Indian Road homes, at last

My neighbours and I will have clean drinking water piped to our homes for the first time later this year.

The story of Sheshuq’um, the monster at Octopus Point

Perhaps Sheshuq’um is just a misunderstood character, an untamable animal, a force of nature.

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