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Cowichan Station

The Hub of the Universe is a 100 year old school which was saved by a heroic effort from the community to use as the cultural home of the area. Cowichan Station was settled by James Mearns, James Itemingo and Arthur Todd in 1862. A great place to visit, read more...


Ben Kilmer Missing

UPDATE: Family of missing Ben Kilmer urges public to help search Cowichan River area

Concerned friends have joined the search for a missing Cobble Hill man, who has been missing since Wednesday evening

Teams looking for Ben Kilmer have covered a great deal of ground, but the search is far from over.

 The 41-year-old Cobble Hill man was last seen on Wednesday morning, and an operation led by Cowichan Search and Rescue has been scouring the Sahtlam area since that time, working into the evening on Saturday.

 As of late Saturday afternoon, 59 members from eight different Vancouver Island SAR teams — Cowichan, Peninsula, Saltspring, Juan de Fuca, Ladysmith, Metchosin, Saanich and Nanaimo — had taken part in the search, along with 92 volunteers from the community, many of whom are friends and family of Kilmer.

 “Some volunteers are going with SAR,” Phillips explained. “They are screened for fitness and proper gear, and then they join up with one of our search teams.”

 Other volunteers have been helping to transport SAR members.

GoFundMe page launched by friends to fund helicopter

Friends of Kilmer’s family have now setup a GoFundMe page, looking to raise enough funds for a private helicopter to help with the ongoing search efffort.

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