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Finding a home in Cowichan, through the eyes of youth

A young writer and member of Cowichan Tribes explores the meaning of house, home, family and friendship.

Cars sit trackside at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in April 2018. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse

Track noise projections “misleading,” independent review finds

Experts blast Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit’s consultants for finding the track expansion would reduce sound at some locations.

Dancers make their way through a human tunnel during the Koksilah Music Festival near Duncan, B.C.

Planting the seeds for social change at the Koksilah Music Festival

Reconciliation is a fancy word for action, says Coast Salish elder Rose Henry.

Vancouver Island Motorsports Circuit track

Confusion over Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit sound limits explained

After a heated local council meeting led to confusion about racetrack sound limits, experts cut through the noise.

Jacqueline Ronson, reporter for The Discourse, speaks with Coast Salish artist Herb Rice in his studio near Duncan, B.C.

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We're looking for a part-time journalist to support our election coverage in the Cowichan Valley.