Andrea Rondeau

Andrea Rondeau column: That great shot of the exit sign

And that’s not counting the shots where you didn’t notice the one kid who decided to make a funny face

Review: ‘Grease’ brings summer fun, nostalgia to Chemainus Theatre

The production is anchored by fine performances and excellent musical numbers

Andrea Rondeau column: Mental flexibility required in the news business

Reporters are required to know a least a little bit about a lot of things at any one time.

Accident causes spill into Shawnigan Creek UPDATE

The spill was reported at about 12:30 p.m

Andrea Rondeau column: The internet has changed how we cover breaking news

If there’s ever anything you think we’ve missed, please feel free to contact us and let us know.

Andrea Rondeau column: Newsroom isn’t all ‘stop the presses’, but it is worthwhile

Often the creation of the paper is more akin to the careful putting together of a jigsaw puzzle

Name the municipality! The winner is….

It’s too early to predict which way the vote will go, but what if the two municipalities become one?

Andrea Rondeau column: Special section juggling act

At their heart, this is the foundation of all news stories. What do we want to know?

‘Citizen’ special section on amalgamation coming Friday

Head to our Facebook page to suggest a name for the merged municipality and you can win tickets

Andrea Rondeau column: When we warn of disturbing content, we mean it

We have individual thresholds, as do readers, for what bothers us.

Andrea Rondeau column: We don’t aim to make folks look bad

Sometimes people like to shoot the messenger (figuratively speaking).

Andrea Rondeau column: Passion for rail corridor has failed to translate into action

It baffles me that people don’t see the potential of having a working train connecting the Island.

UPDATED with photos: Best in business chosen at Black Tie Awards

The evening featured 24 finalists in eight categories

Fire claims motorhome in Duncan driveway

A charred pile of twisted metal was all that was left of…

Andrea Rondeau column: Some dos and don’ts for successful online posting

Our settings will automatically screen out your comment if you use profanity

Cowichan District gets $1.4M to re-open Mill Bay Elementary

The move comes to address enrolment pressure in the district.

Andrea Rondeau column: How do you fill the pages?

Then there’s the “what do you see” news.

Top 5 List: Favourite spring flowers

Here are our favourites, what are yours?

Andrea Rondeau column: Defending the local government

Sometimes folks tend to like to shoot the messenger