Cowichan Lake honours the year’s best
By Warren Goulding
Lorne Scheffer was beaming as he provided Lake Cowichan Chamber of Commerce members with an update on the work of the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative. And the smile got a little broader following his speech when he was named the 2017 Lake Cowichan Citizen of the Year. As the chair of the Forest Co-operative, Scheffer has led the organization in its 10-year quest to obtain a new long term Community Forest Agreement to replace the fixed term 20-year licence they knew would expire in 2017. “We’re going to be able to make an announcement very soon,” Scheffer said… “We’re just waiting to hear from the Ministry but we expect the minister to be here later this year and it will be great news for the Cowichan Lake region,” Scheffer said, confident the new licence is on the way. Scheffer was a popular choice for the prestigious award.