Andrea Rondeau

Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)

Arts & Entertainment column: A new book, an art prize, and an AGM

Here are a few of the things happening in Cowichan’s arts and culture scene.

Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)
When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

Environment Canada warning of strong winds for Monday in Cowichan

Environment Canada says people should expect wind gusts of up to 70 km/h

When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon

Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon

The Duncan Fire Department was called to the scene at 4:30 p.m.

Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The federal government announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020 that it is funding a safe drug supply pilot program for the Cowichan Valley. (THE NEWS/files)

Feds fund safe drug supply pilot program for Cowichan

The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises

The federal government announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020 that it is funding a safe drug supply pilot program for the Cowichan Valley. (THE NEWS/files)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Drive-in movies such a success in Cowichan they doubled the features

One hundred per cent of the money collected is going to Nourish Cowichan.

The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
A minivan crashed into the Merchants building in downtown Duncan on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Minivan crashes into Merchants building in downtown Duncan

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash.

A minivan crashed into the Merchants building in downtown Duncan on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)

Cow-op gets $100K to develop contactless fresh food delivery

“The past few months have highlighted the importance of food security”

The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)
Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Traffic detoured after crash on Cowichan’s Hwy. 18

Traffic is being detoured from Highway 18 onto Cowichan Lake Road following…

Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
This screenshot of a highway camera image shows a lane on the Malahat has been blocked by debris on the road. (screenshot)

UPDATE: Debris clear from Malahat, lane reopened

Northbound lane obstructed

This screenshot of a highway camera image shows a lane on the Malahat has been blocked by debris on the road. (screenshot)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)

Mill Bay Ferry back in service this week

Ferry service on the route was suspended in April

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)
Firefighters called to Glenora blaze

Firefighters called to Glenora blaze

Trees near the structure are also on fire.

Firefighters called to Glenora blaze
The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Musical Society holding auditions for mystery show June 21

“Still can’t tell you the name of this well-known Disney show”

The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Are you in favour of changing the dates of spring break for the Cowichan Valley School District? Fill out a short survey to have your say. (Citizen file)

Cowichan school district looking at changing dates of spring break

Our school district was not aligned with 56 other school districts in the province.

Are you in favour of changing the dates of spring break for the Cowichan Valley School District? Fill out a short survey to have your say. (Citizen file)
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is reopening on Friday, June 12 after being closed due to COVID-19. Visitors will have to wait until June 25, however, to ride the popular train around the site. (Citizen file)

Forest Discovery Centre reopening Friday in Duncan

“The safety of our staff, volunteers and guests is of paramount importance to us”

The BC Forest Discovery Centre is reopening on Friday, June 12 after being closed due to COVID-19. Visitors will have to wait until June 25, however, to ride the popular train around the site. (Citizen file)