CBC News – British Columbia Advocates say they’re not surprised, but the news is another sign it’s time to act Kathryn Marlow · CBC News September 8, 2023 A view of the Cowichan River from the 66 Mile Trestle in Cowichan River Provincial Park. Hundreds of dead fish were found downriver from here, near Skutz […]
Crews are preparing to pump water from Lake Cowichan into the Cowichan River as the waterway continues to experience a severe drought. Paper Excellence, the company that owns Catalyst Crofton, has been authorized by the province to open the Cowichan Lake Weir starting as early as Sept. 11, depending on rainfall. Water will pump from […]
By Norimitsu Onishi The New York Times Re-published in The Seattle Times, August 30, 2023 COWICHAN VALLEY, British Columbia — The salmon were once so plentiful in the river that old-timers talk about having been able to cross on the backs of fish so thick they were like steppingstones. Such was the renown of the […]
Cowichan River fish die-off has many concerned There is a mystery unfolding on the Cowichan River, discovered by people snorkelling last week near Skutz Falls. CTV News: Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2023 Contains interviews with Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable (Parker Jefferson) and Cowichan Lake and River Stewards (Jim Deck).
Cowichan Tribes, local governments call on province to help fund project. CBC News · Posted: Jul 22, 2023 People in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island say they have a “shovel-ready” solution to frighteningly low river levels — but they need the province to cough up funding. Lydia Hwitsum, elected chief of Cowichan Tribes, is […]