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Municipality of North Cowichan councillors Rosalie Sawrie, Christopher Justice and Rob Douglas voted on Oct. 4, 2019, against a proposal by the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit to rezone its property and expand its facility. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse

North Cowichan council denies motorsport track rezoning

The rezoning would have allowed for a major expansion of the controversial facility.

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Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP candidates speak at Cowichan Green Community’s EAT THINK VOTE event on Sept. 26. From left to right: Alistair MacGregor (NDP), Lydia Hwitsum (Green), Blair Herbert (Liberal).

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates talk environment and food security

At a meeting on food security issues, election candidates share their take on balancing climate action, environmental protection and basic needs.

Parenting and climate change: Youth lead a climate strike in Duncan B.C. on Sept. 20, 2019.

My kids are fighting for their future and it’s not easy to watch

A father of climate-striking youth reflects on the pride and fear of raising children in an era of climate crisis.

Youth lead a Global Climate Strike in Duncan on Sep. 20, 2019.

At Cowichan’s climate strike, youth demand a seat at the table

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.