The good and the bad of this week in Cowichan for May 8

This we like

Shawnigan Lake School has long been a source of pride to the Cowichan Valley.

And clearly that pride extends to the school’s alumni, long after they exit the institution’s distinguished halls.

Jim Shaw’s $19 million donation is mind-boggling and will allow SLS to adapt and grow in such a way that should guarantee another century of education excellence. Thank you.


This we don’t

News that Lake Cowichan children are Vancouver Island’s least prepared to start school is shocking to say the least.

More importantly, it should serve as a wake-up call to the powers that be.

We need to know what factors are contributing to this situation. We need to know what kind of programs need to be in place to address this situation.

And then we need decisiveness and money to implement a plan.

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