Deep Dive

Curious in Cowichan

What makes you curious, Cowichan? What questions do you have? With your help, reporter Jacqueline Ronson and 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!

Jacqueline Ronson cares about the Cowichan Valley because she lives here. She’s heard that many people are unsatisfied with the state of local media. That’s why Jacqueline and The Discourse Cowichan team are committed to community-powered journalism. Above all, that starts with listening and responding with in-depth stories that satisfy the curiosity of people from the Cowichan Valley.

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.

Youth lead a Global Climate Strike in Duncan on Sep. 20, 2019.

At Cowichan’s climate strike, youth demand a seat at the table

What are you curious about, Cowichan?

Tell us here.

Finding a home in Cowichan, through the eyes of youth

A young writer and member of Cowichan Tribes explores the meaning of house, home, family and friendship.

Dancers make their way through a human tunnel during the Koksilah Music Festival near Duncan, B.C.

Planting the seeds for social change at the Koksilah Music Festival

Reconciliation is a fancy word for action, says Coast Salish elder Rose Henry.

Can the lower Cowichan River be restored?

A former Cowichan Tribes chief calls for a rehabilitation action plan.

Catalyst Paper water pipeline being replaced. Cowichan.

Is Catalyst Paper’s water pipeline leaking?

'We don't have any leaks. We have the risk of catastrophic failure' says environment manager.

Cowichan River flows are low due to drought

Everything you need to know about drought, water restrictions and the Cowichan weir

What is going on with water in the Cowichan Valley this summer? Key questions, answered.

Food waste: Cowichan’s creative response to a big problem

The reFRESH Cowichan program is saving food to feed people.

Curious in Cowichan: Cowichan River floating family photo by Jacqueline Ronson

Let’s get curious, Cowichan!

I want to help uncover what you want to know about this place.

Youth march for climate action at the Global Climate Strike in Duncan on September 20, 2019. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse Cowichan

What do federal parties actually commit to doing about climate change?

We review the evidence for how the platforms stack up.