The Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative (CLCFC) is a locally owned and managed Business Co-operative which creates and maintains jobs through it’s commitment to the principles of forest sustainability, and community economic development. CLCFC was incorporated under ‘The Co-Operative Association Act of British Columbia,’ August 2, 1995.
CLCFC and community leaders have initiated several programs to help economic renewal for the area. With funding assistance from FRBC the BC Ministry of Forests and TimberWest Forest Corporation. The CLCFC has commissioned this business plan to attract value-added wood product investments into the community.
The CLCFC and Pacheedaht First Nation are currently in the process of requesting a land-based forest licence with the Ministry of Forests.
The CLCFC received a forest licence that is volume based, and currently located in the “Bolduc Block.” The co-operative has extended it’s mandate to include the administration component for retraining displaced forest workers and youth. The co-operative is always willing to explore new opportunities to create or maintain employment in the Cowichan Lake area.
Countrywide Village Realty Ltd. is your source for real estate in Lake Cowichan and the surrounding area. Looking to purchase a new home? Avoid feeling overwhelmed and use our experience and knowledge to find the home of your dreams. Thinking of selling? Exposure is everything. Leverage our experience and marketing tools to turn ‘selling’ into ‘sold’. Have questions? We are here to help find answers and provide insights into the local area.
We collect, conserve, catalogue, research, display and interpret the history of Cowichan Lake Area. Including the communities of Youbou, Mesachie Lake, and Honeymoon Bay. Logging, Railway, Mining and Outdoor equipment displays.
At Cowichan Eyecare, we believe that our communities deserve the best vision and eye care available! Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. It’s important to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, and even if your vision is sharp. At Cowichan Eyecare, with offices in Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, Duncan and Cobble Hill, we take the time to get to know you, your vision and your lifestyle.
Economic Development Cowichan is the economic development arm of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).
The CVRD is governed by a 15-member board. The board is comprised of appointed directors from our four municipalities and an elected director from each of the nine electoral areas.
Economic Development Cowichan is a part of the CVRD’s Land Use Services Division. A key part of our mandate is to build connections between community, business, and local government. Working in collaboration with our regional economic development partners, we focus on:
Strengthening the regional economy by supporting and attracting businesses and sector development
Strengthening communities through engagement and support for community-based initiatives
Communicating the advantages of living, working and investing in Cowichan
Founded as Village Market in 1986 by Pete and Jo-Anne Pimlott, our full-service Lake Cowichan Country Grocer is a hub for this bustling community.
Joining Pete and Jo-Anne are daughters Jenn Pollner, store manager, and Sarah Beaudoin, health food expert and buyer. Both women grew up in the store and appreciate the important role Country Grocer plays in this unique community.
As the village’s only grocery store serving 3,000 year-round residents, plus many more weekend and summer visitors, our 26,000-square-foot store today features a floral department, lottery counter, bakery, deli, health foods department and roomy café with wireless internet access. With the warm weather comes a well-stocked outdoor section to serve all the hikers, campers and lake visitors.
We are avid supporters of long-standing community events like Lake Days and Canada Day, and encourage you to visit on weekends throughout the year to take in one of the many fundraisers in support of local schools, sports teams and charities.
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