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Polls at 338Canada for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford show a tight, four-way race. Screenshot from 338Canada.com

How much should we trust the polls this election?

This Q&A with pollster Angus McAllister will help you make sense of the numbers.

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Election signs for candidates in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding line Herd Rd. in North Cowichan. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding looking like a true four-way race

The next MP could have the lowest winning percentage in modern Canadian history.

Jenny Holden captured this shot of a curious goat in Cobble Hill on Oct. 9, 2019.

Cowichan This Week

Cowichan Valley news and events: Find out what's happening.

Jacqueline Ronson, reporter for The Discourse Cowichan, snaps a photo of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit through the property's fence off Highway 18.

The motorsport circuit story that almost never got told

When the Cowichan Valley Citizen suppressed critical coverage of the Vancouver Island Motorcircuit because of an advertising relationship, The Discourse Cowichan stepped up.

The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit sits ao the base of Mt. Prevost, near Duncan. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse

Views on motorsport circuit issue go beyond black and white

Community members have complicated perspectives about the controversial track, and about those on the other side.

What's on the federal election agenda? What do you want to ask these local candidates vying for your votes?

With two weeks left, it’s time for the public to set the federal election agenda

What questions do you think politicians should answer as the election nears?