Downstream: The Discourse investigates solutions for Cowichan Valley water

Community members tell us that they are very concerned about threats to Cowichan water systems, including droughts, flooding, logging, development, pollution and climate change. That’s why we’re investigating how the Quw’utsun and Xwulqw’selu watersheds have changed, and what solutions exist for a healthy and resilient future.

Sta’lo’ Mustimuhw: A story of the river people

The story of the Quw’utsun Sta’lo’ (Cowichan River) goes back well before the first Quw’utsun ancestor, writes Jared Qwustenuxun Williams.

It’s all connected: A Quw’utsun watershed story

Jared Qwustenuxun Williams shares an Indigenous perspective on Cowichan land, trees and water.

‘Critical edge’: A community effort to bring S’amunu salmon back from the brink

All hope isn’t lost to restore the deteriorated watershed, says Paul Gowland, president of the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.

Communities come together to clean the Quw’utsun Sta’lo’ (Cowichan River)

Volunteers removed 1,700 kilograms of garbage from the riverbank at this year’s Lower Cowichan River Cleanup.

Reporter’s Notebook: Learnings from the Xwulqw’selu Sta’lo’

A group of citizen volunteers is mobilizing to explore connections and create solutions for the Koksilah watershed.

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