Mapping how we can safely support local businesses in Cowichan

26 Mar

This is a difficult time for a lot of people, including the local businesses in Cowichan and the people who rely on it. At The Discourse Cowichan, we want to help. That’s why we’ve built a tool to help you support local businesses in Cowichan. It brings all of the information we can gather about […]

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COVID-19 response: 5 ways you can help

24 Mar

This article is from the Curious in Cowichan newsletter. We’ve updated the web version with additional information. Sign up to get information like this straight to your inbox.  It’s been a rough week for most of us. I’m counting my many blessings, including that I still have a job and am familiar with working from […]

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Calling local businesses! Tell us about changes to your operations and how Cowichan can support you

20 Mar

This is a difficult time for a lot of people, including the local business community and the people who rely on it. At The Discourse Cowichan, we want to help.  That’s why we’ve decided to build a #SupportLocal directory for the Cowichan region. It will bring all of the information we can gather about small, […]

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Why are First Nations and non-First Nations communities so separate?

10 Mar

This article is from the Curious in Cowichan newsletter. Sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. My name is Jared Qwustenuxun Williams. Here’s a note from Jacqueline Ronson on why she decided to hand the reins over to me today: “I’ve heard from readers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, that they […]

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Why we want Jared Qwustenuxun Williams to write for The Discourse Cowichan

9 Mar

Canadian news media has done a terrible job including the perspectives of Indigenous people. The Discourse is committed to doing better. We know that that means going beyond reporting on First Nations issues, by reporting with First Nations people.  At this particular moment in time, as the Wet’suwet’en conflict continues to inspire demonstrations across the […]

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Remembering Ladysmith’s great coal mining strike

25 Feb

On the night of Aug. 12, 1913, a riot erupted in the streets of Ladysmith. Between 200 and 400 striking coal mine workers and supporters swarmed the Temperance Hotel on High Street, which housed some of the miners who were working in defiance of the strike. The strikers threw rocks through the windows of the hotel, shattering […]

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How can we tell better stories about homelessness?

19 Feb

Last week, about 25 community members gathered at The Duncan Showroom to give their input on how The Discourse Cowichan can contribute to better reporting on issues of homelessness and life on the streets of Duncan. Reporter David Minkow has been digging into this topic for the past month or so. If you missed it […]

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After Cowichan flooding, recovery efforts begin

4 Feb

This article is from the Curious in Cowichan newsletter. Sign up to get stories like this in your inbox. Darin George spent most of last Saturday in his rowboat, helping people who were trapped in their homes by the flood. Rains hit the Cowichan region hard on Friday night, flooding low lying areas near the […]

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