Cowichan News Staff

Province grants more than $500,000 to help Cowichan Valley communities fight wildfires. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley communities receive funding to help fight wildfires

Province commits more than $500,000 to CVRD, Lake Cowichan, North Cowichan

Province grants more than $500,000 to help Cowichan Valley communities fight wildfires. (File photo)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)

Cowichan schools targeted with racist graffiti

Four schools hit since May 12

Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)
The Raptors Rescue Society will receive $387,350 from the province to help construct its planned Education Centre. (File photo)

Raptors Rescue Society to receive $387,350 from province

Funding to be used for new Education Centre

The Raptors Rescue Society will receive $387,350 from the province to help construct its planned Education Centre. (File photo)
North Cowichan is seeking community feedback to help shape its strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (File photo)

North Cowichan seeking public input into climate plan

Municipality looks to decrease greenhouse-gas emissions

North Cowichan is seeking community feedback to help shape its strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (File photo)
Indigenous Cowichan students have won Irving K. Barber scholarships. (file)

Cowichan students earn Irving K. Barber scholarships

More than 600 Indigenous students in British Columbia will share more than $2.2 million

Indigenous Cowichan students have won Irving K. Barber scholarships. (file)
Cabin Fever recorded a performance at Duncan United Church which was available for free streaming from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website, using CPAC’s new professional live streaming equipment. (Ashley Foot photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre helping performers reach online audiences

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has invested in live streaming video equipment

Cabin Fever recorded a performance at Duncan United Church which was available for free streaming from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website, using CPAC’s new professional live streaming equipment. (Ashley Foot photo)
Suspect arrested in break-and-enter near Cowichan Bay. (File photo)

Suspect arrested after break-in near Cowichan Bay

Poilce dog used in search for suspect

Suspect arrested in break-and-enter near Cowichan Bay. (File photo)
A combined swift water team from the Cowichan and Ladysmith Search and Rescue units was called out to the the Cowichan River on Christmas Day to investigate a report of an overturned boat. (Submitted photo)
A combined swift water team from the Cowichan and Ladysmith Search and Rescue units was called out to the the Cowichan River on Christmas Day to investigate a report of an overturned boat. (Submitted photo)
You can now renew your dog licence online with a credit card in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Renew dog licence online with credit card for 2021 in North Cowichan

Dog owners in the municipality have a number of choices for renewing their furry friend’s licence

You can now renew your dog licence online with a credit card in North Cowichan. (File photo)
Thousands in the Cowichan Valley and the south Island were still without power as of Tuesday morning after an unexpected snowstorm hit the area on Monday, with heavy snow cracking off tree branches and taking down power lines. Pictured is a vehicle in Duncan after being struck by falling branches. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Thousands still without power in Cowichan after Monday snowstorm

BC Hydro crews working around the clock to repair damage

Thousands in the Cowichan Valley and the south Island were still without power as of Tuesday morning after an unexpected snowstorm hit the area on Monday, with heavy snow cracking off tree branches and taking down power lines. Pictured is a vehicle in Duncan after being struck by falling branches. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan had to cancel its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Christmas Express, due to COVID. But they’ve now made a movie so you can experience a bit of the Christmas magic. (Submitted)

Cowichan’s Christmas Express magic comes to a screen near you

The BC Forest Discovery Centre has produced a family movie of Once Upon The Christmas Express!

The BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan had to cancel its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Christmas Express, due to COVID. But they’ve now made a movie so you can experience a bit of the Christmas magic. (Submitted)
A window at Duncan’s Impeccable Jewellery had to be boarded up after a rock was thrown through it in the early morning hours of Dec. 9. (File photo)

Police seek help finding suspect in Duncan jewelry store theft

Thieves throw rock through window in early morning hours on Dec. 9

A window at Duncan’s Impeccable Jewellery had to be boarded up after a rock was thrown through it in the early morning hours of Dec. 9. (File photo)
City of Duncan to receive almost $1.6 million from province for pandemic relief. (File photo)

Province earmarks $1.57 million to assist City of Duncan with pandemic relief

Funding coming from COVID‐19 Safe Restart Grants for Local Governments program

City of Duncan to receive almost $1.6 million from province for pandemic relief. (File photo)
Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)

RCMP nab prolific property offender in Ladysmith with assist from police dog Herc

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled from the area towards Chemainus.

Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)
RCMP detachments across B.C. are now flying Pride flags. (Submitted photo)

New Pride flag outside Cowichan RCMP detachment demonstrates commitment to inclusion

Pride flag flying outside North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment

RCMP detachments across B.C. are now flying Pride flags. (Submitted photo)
BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan
Up to 10cm of snow expected for parts of Vancouver Island

Up to 10cm of snow expected for parts of Vancouver Island

Snow is possible over Greater Victoria, East Vancouver Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Inland Vancouver Island

Up to 10cm of snow expected for parts of Vancouver Island
To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council is continuing “Operation Dry Water”. Its goal is to discourage this dangerous practice. (Contributed photo)

Drinking and boating can be a lethal combination

The Canadian Safe Boating Council is launching a new campaign to discourage this dangerous practice.

To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council is continuing “Operation Dry Water”. Its goal is to discourage this dangerous practice. (Contributed photo)
The main campus of Cowichan Secondary School is located on James Street just west of York Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Allegation of sexual assault dismissed

Police say the suspect in the alleged incident reported June 8 has been released without charge.

The main campus of Cowichan Secondary School is located on James Street just west of York Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)