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The Discourse offers regular community news and updates by email for the Cowichan region and Nanaimo. 

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Cowichan This Week

Reporters Shalu Mehta, Jacqueline Ronson and The Discourse Cowichan team listen to you and respond with in-depth Cowichan news about the issues you care about.


Nanaimo This Week

Reporters Julie Chadwick, Lys Morton and The Discourse Nanaimo team send you a first peek at latest investigations, local news updates, upcoming events and ways to get involved in the community.


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History in Cowichan

Six days. Six stories. We investigated our community’s local histories and stories, answering your questions about the Cowichan Valley. Sign up to get them directly in your inbox.


Curious in Nanaimo

What is Curious in Nanaimo? With the help of reader questions, The Discourse Nanaimo has dug deep and over the course of six weeks, we will reveal hidden history and truths about the place we live. Let’s get curious!


Food for Thought

We’ve turned our solutions journalism series on food in the Cowichan Valley into an accessible email course! You’ll get one story a week for eight weeks.


The Reconciliation Discourse

In honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we put together an email course so that you can learn more about reconciliation from a local perspective. Over the course of six emails, you’ll get stories and resources from The Discourse and IndigiNews.


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