Kevin Rothbauer

RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Fairy Creek old-growth protests hit 500-arrest mark

Protesters undeterred as one-year anniversary of blockades approaches

RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)
RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Fairy Creek old-growth protests hit 500-arrest mark

Protesters undeterred as one-year anniversary of blockades approaches

RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Kevin Hossack of Team Good People adds to his pile as Jennifer Lawson and Bruce Cates look on during a clean-up of Japanese sargassum at Maple Bay on Sunday, July 25. Lawson organized the event to help prevent the spread of the invasive species in the bay. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Volunteers pull invasive seaweed from Maple Bay by wheelbarrow load

Japanese sargassum is very tall and aggressive

Kevin Hossack of Team Good People adds to his pile as Jennifer Lawson and Bruce Cates look on during a clean-up of Japanese sargassum at Maple Bay on Sunday, July 25. Lawson organized the event to help prevent the spread of the invasive species in the bay. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

North Cowichan-based women’s eights wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Team trained on Quamichan Lake, includes several Island rowers

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)
Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley runner helps set a new national record

Alexa Dow anchors Harriers distance medley team that breaks 12-year-old mark

Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)
Duncan’s Patrick Kay, shown here in a 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series match, helped Canada to an eighth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)

Cowichan Valley athletes make their mark at Tokyo Olympics

Kay helps Canada to eighth in men’s rugby, Payne in contention in women’s eights

Duncan’s Patrick Kay, shown here in a 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series match, helped Canada to an eighth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)
Shawnigan Rotary EcoClub members celebrate receiving their charter from Rotary International. (Submitted)

Shawnigan Lake has Canada’s first Rotary EcoClub

Focused on environmental sustainability, club received charter in June

Shawnigan Rotary EcoClub members celebrate receiving their charter from Rotary International. (Submitted)
A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Pacheedaht condemn cutting of trees by Fairy Creek protesters

Statement expresses concerns about other ‘disrespectful and anti-social actions’

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)
A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Protesters cut young trees at Fairy Creek logging blockades

RFS says blockades are meant to save old growth, it doesn’t oppose second-growth logging

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)
Duncan Christian School students build friendship benches during a two-day event sponsored by the Industry Training Authority. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian students get a taste of the trades

Two-day workshop sees students build benches for Cowichan community

Duncan Christian School students build friendship benches during a two-day event sponsored by the Industry Training Authority. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Representatives from nine forestry companies active in the Cowichan Valley gather at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the unveiling of a new trailer that will promote their support of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. (Submitted)

New trailer promotes partnership between forestry, Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

Nine local companies chipped in to support foundation and new hospital project

Representatives from nine forestry companies active in the Cowichan Valley gather at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the unveiling of a new trailer that will promote their support of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. (Submitted)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kerry Park and Lake Cowichan to clash twice during VIJHL season

Islanders and expansion Kraken assigned to different divisions

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club president hopes an upcoming yard sale will help the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club raise funds. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club plans yard sale fundraiser

Club has been a fixture in the Cowichan Valley for 134 years

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club president hopes an upcoming yard sale will help the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club raise funds. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The 2011 Island Outlaws claimed silver at the Spring Kick Off hockey tournament in Chilliwack last month. (Submitted)

Island Outlaws take gold and silver at Spring Kick Off

Cowichan and Kerry Park hockey players help 2011 and 2013 teams to medals

The 2011 Island Outlaws claimed silver at the Spring Kick Off hockey tournament in Chilliwack last month. (Submitted)
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)

Tickets on sale for Cowichan’s Closson Classic car raffle

Softball tournament scheduled for Aug. 20-22

Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)
The Lake Cowichan RCMP are looking for missing persons Nadia Elkouni and Helmy Sherif. They were last seen near Honeymoon Bay around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. (Submitted)

RCMP looking for elderly couple last seen near Honeymoon Bay on Tuesday

Victoria residents are believed to have been heading from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew

The Lake Cowichan RCMP are looking for missing persons Nadia Elkouni and Helmy Sherif. They were last seen near Honeymoon Bay around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. (Submitted)
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Shoplifting suspect in Duncan caught with $14,000 in drugs

32-year-old Campbell River woman could face multiple charges

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Vandals did thousands of dollars of damage to The Raptors on Herd Road in North Cowichan over the weekend. (Submitted)

Vandals damage facilities at The Raptors near Duncan

No birds injured during break-in at wildlife centre

Vandals did thousands of dollars of damage to The Raptors on Herd Road in North Cowichan over the weekend. (Submitted)
Seen here in action with the U of M Bisons, Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock is in camp with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this month. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock in the mix at Alouettes camp

Cowichan product trying to crack CFL club’s defensive line

Seen here in action with the U of M Bisons, Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock is in camp with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this month. (Submitted)
Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, clear an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem Photographics)

Cowichan equestrian shines in first horse show since COVID began

Nicholas Pietrzak of Foxstone Stable wins Thunderbird .90m Good Hands and Seat Class

Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, clear an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem Photographics)