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Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school. (Citizen file)

Registration now open for Duncan Francophone school

École francophone de Duncan opened last fall with six students

Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school. (Citizen file)
Reggie went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park on Jan. 3 and owner Brittny Bukva is hoping for his safe return. (Submitted)

Have you seen Reggie? Dog went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park

Have you seen Reggie? Dog went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park

Reggie went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park on Jan. 3 and owner Brittny Bukva is hoping for his safe return. (Submitted)
Duncan Christian School will be closed from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1 due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. (Citizen file)
Duncan Christian School will be closed from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1 due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. (Citizen file)
Dr. Shannon Waters, the medical health officer for the Cowichan Valley Region, is reminding people to stay the course with COVID-19 measures. (File photo)

‘Stay the course’ with COVID measures, Island Health reminds

Limit social activity, wash hands, wear a mask, and isolate if you feel sick

Dr. Shannon Waters, the medical health officer for the Cowichan Valley Region, is reminding people to stay the course with COVID-19 measures. (File photo)
Cowichan Bay tennis player Grace Haugen takes part in an exhibition at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club in 2019, which also included Canadian legends Frank Dancevic and Daniel Nestor. Haugen has committed to further her career at the University of Montana starting next fall. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Bay tennis player prepares for next step in her journey

Grace Haugen commits to University of Montana

Cowichan Bay tennis player Grace Haugen takes part in an exhibition at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club in 2019, which also included Canadian legends Frank Dancevic and Daniel Nestor. Haugen has committed to further her career at the University of Montana starting next fall. (Citizen file)
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hasn’t given up on season

Games can’t resume until at least February, but league brass still hopeful

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has expressed his frustration with harassment of people who have made racist comments online about Cowichan Tribes in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak in the First Nation. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has expressed his frustration with harassment of people who have made racist comments online about Cowichan Tribes in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak in the First Nation. (Citizen file)
An abandoned house burned down off of the Trans Canada Highway near The Brick in Duncan in the early morning hours of Jan. 13, 2021. (Jeremy Byce photo)

Duncan crews battle fire in abandoned house

Structure next to The Brick burned down Wednesday morning

An abandoned house burned down off of the Trans Canada Highway near The Brick in Duncan in the early morning hours of Jan. 13, 2021. (Jeremy Byce photo)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Roll-out planned for Wednesday as community deals with outbreak

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Roll-out planned for Wednesday as community deals with outbreak

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring is among the elected officials in the region who have taken to social media to disavow COVID-19-related racism in the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley leaders condemn COVID-related racism

Mayor Siebring, MLA Furstenau among those to speak out

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring is among the elected officials in the region who have taken to social media to disavow COVID-19-related racism in the community. (File photo)
An early morning fire on Monday forced classes to be cancelled at Drinkwater Elementary School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Classes cancelled at Drinkwater Elementary after fire

Flames damaged exterior, but smoke filled halls and classrooms

An early morning fire on Monday forced classes to be cancelled at Drinkwater Elementary School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
COVID-19 has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School, and two other schools in the district. (File photo)

COVID-19 reported at three Cowichan Valley schools, Cowichan Tribes buses

Cowichan Secondary, Duncan Christian and Quamichan School all affected

COVID-19 has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School, and two other schools in the district. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes sign

Cowichan Tribes under shelter in place order

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, members are required to stay at home until Jan. 22

Cowichan Tribes sign
Megan Desjarlais was reported missing on Monday, Jan. 4. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Missing woman located

Police have located a woman who was reported missing on Jan. 4

Megan Desjarlais was reported missing on Monday, Jan. 4. (Submitted)
A case of COVID-19 has been detected at Chemainus Secondary School. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

COVID-19 detected at Chemainus Secondary School

Staff and students who need to isolate or self-monitor will be notified

A case of COVID-19 has been detected at Chemainus Secondary School. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)

Evacuation alert issued for parts of Cowichan Bay

Residents should wait for an order before evacuating

The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)
One man has been arrested after two robberies at businesses in Duncan. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)

Man charged after robberies at Cowichan Valley businesses

Roy Spencer remains in custody after two incidents in late December

One man has been arrested after two robberies at businesses in Duncan. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island soccer leagues make plans to move forward

Schedules and cup draws are set in case adult soccer gets go-ahead

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)
An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Evacuation order lifted for Cowichan Tribes areas

Evacuation alert remains in effect along with boil-water advisory

An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)