Andrea Rondeau

Laura Dickinson handcrafted each of these poppies as a fundraiser for the Duncan and Shawnigan Legions. (Submitted)

Handcrafted poppies offer unique fundraiser for Remembrance Day

Find them at Fabrications, Willow and Orchid Florist or Sun Valley Pools and Spas

Laura Dickinson handcrafted each of these poppies as a fundraiser for the Duncan and Shawnigan Legions. (Submitted)
Power has been knocked out to thousands in the Cowichan Valley, as well as others on the south Island and Salt Spring Island Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Screenshot)

UPDATED: Wind knocks out power to thousands in Cowichan Valley Wednesday night

UPDATE: As of Thursday morning, Nov. 5, only one small localized outage…

Power has been knocked out to thousands in the Cowichan Valley, as well as others on the south Island and Salt Spring Island Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Screenshot)
Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)

CVAC ready to play next month in Duncan

Puppetry, Lego, basketry and more

Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Cowichan Search and Rescue set up near the Silver Bridge in Duncan on Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2020 to rescue a dog from the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

UPDATED with VIDEO: Cowichan Search and Rescue save dog from icy Cowichan River

Search and Rescue’s swiftwater team was called in

Cowichan Search and Rescue set up near the Silver Bridge in Duncan on Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2020 to rescue a dog from the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle after a hit and run in Duncan on Oct. 22, 2020. (File photo)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP looking for driver after man hit in crosswalk

The hit and run is reported to have taken place on Thursday, Oct. 22

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle after a hit and run in Duncan on Oct. 22, 2020. (File photo)
Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Cowichan Valley riding being called for Sonia Furstenau; Nanaimo-North Cowichan for Doug Routley

It’s officially Election Day in B.C.’s 2020 provincial snap election and the…

Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley candidates hard on the trail as campaign wraps us

Check out photos from each candidate’s campaign

Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
QMS takes to the pavement in Duncan for Terry Fox Run

QMS takes to the pavement in Duncan for Terry Fox Run

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Queen Margaret’s School hosted two days of Terry…

QMS takes to the pavement in Duncan for Terry Fox Run
Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for the Cowichan Valley. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

UPDATE: Overdose advisory issued for Cowichan Valley; toxic drug supply suspected

Drug users are warned to take steps to protect themselves

Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for the Cowichan Valley. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Let’s invest in what matters

Let’s invest in what matters

I for one would rather see my public dollars helping people, not pipelines.

Let’s invest in what matters
The Lake Cowichan District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lake Cowichan Chamber hosting all-candidates meeting Oct. 8

To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, there will be three different timeslots

The Lake Cowichan District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)

Arts and Entertainment column: Art, film, books and music all on tap in Cowichan

Here are a few of the things going on in Cowichan’s arts community.

Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)
A tow truck prepares to load a damaged vehicle after a crash in Duncan Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Crash snarls traffic in Duncan Tuesday evening

The crash appeared to involve at least three vehicles

A tow truck prepares to load a damaged vehicle after a crash in Duncan Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)