Robert Barron

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)

Langford could teach North Cowichan ways to deal with social issues: Siebring

Island city has only eight homeless people, according to last count

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)
Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)

City of Duncan considers applying for grant for Station Street project

New provincial program offers grants of up to $1 million

Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)
Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan’s Whistler Street sees a fresh lick of paint in opioid battle

Group wants to help clean up community, one street at a time

Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, left, joined Rob Douglas, right, NDP candidate for the Cowichan Valley in the upcoming provincial election, on a tour to meet people in Lake Cowichan on Oct. 16 and discuss local issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen) Douglas’s campaign continued to pull out all the stops with a visit on Sunday from Premier John Horgan for some spearfishing in Duncan. (Submitted)

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Lake Cowichan

Rob Douglas, NDP’s candidate for Cowichan Valley, joins him

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, left, joined Rob Douglas, right, NDP candidate for the Cowichan Valley in the upcoming provincial election, on a tour to meet people in Lake Cowichan on Oct. 16 and discuss local issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen) Douglas’s campaign continued to pull out all the stops with a visit on Sunday from Premier John Horgan for some spearfishing in Duncan. (Submitted)
The Clements Centre is holding its 12th annual Sock Drive. Pictured is a group from the centre in a recent year encouraging people to donate socks. (File photo)

Clements Centre in Duncan hosts annual Sock Drive

Non-profit hopes to collect 2,020 pairs of new socks this year

The Clements Centre is holding its 12th annual Sock Drive. Pictured is a group from the centre in a recent year encouraging people to donate socks. (File photo)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Riot Brrewing in Chemainus has named its newest beer after a Vancouver Island drag queen called Jimbo.
The new beer is called Jimbo: Boysenberry Blackberry Sour. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Riot Brewing names new beer after Vancouver Island drag queen

Here’s some of what’s happening in the Cowichan business community

Riot Brrewing in Chemainus has named its newest beer after a Vancouver Island drag queen called Jimbo.
The new beer is called Jimbo: Boysenberry Blackberry Sour. (Submitted photo)
North Cowichan's council is looking to change the name of Indian Road, located near Quamichan Lake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

North Cowichan looks to rename Indian Road

Name considered inappropriate

North Cowichan's council is looking to change the name of Indian Road, located near Quamichan Lake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Residents and neighbours of Indian Road, which ends at Art Mann Park and Quamichan Lake, want the Municipality of North Cowichan to install speed bumps to slow traffic through the neighbourhood. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

North Cowichan considers safety measures on two roadways

Residents of Indian Road and Beaumont Avenue asking for speed bumps

Residents and neighbours of Indian Road, which ends at Art Mann Park and Quamichan Lake, want the Municipality of North Cowichan to install speed bumps to slow traffic through the neighbourhood. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Advance polls for upcoming provincial election run from Oct. 15-21. (File photo)

Advance polls in Cowichan for provincial election run from Oct. 15-21

Six locations in the Cowichan Valley to advance vote

Advance polls for upcoming provincial election run from Oct. 15-21. (File photo)
The three candidates in the Cowichan Valley riding took part in the virtual candidates debate at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 13. Pictured, from left, are the NDP's Rob Douglas, The Liberal's Tanya Kaul and Sonia Furstaneu, the incumbent Green MLA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley candidates talk addictions, old growth forests at forum

Questions included issues around homelessness, addiction and transportation

The three candidates in the Cowichan Valley riding took part in the virtual candidates debate at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 13. Pictured, from left, are the NDP's Rob Douglas, The Liberal's Tanya Kaul and Sonia Furstaneu, the incumbent Green MLA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan’s new RCMP detachment will now be constructed out of structural steel instead of mass timber, as originally planned, as a cost saving measure. (File graphic)
Cowichan’s new RCMP detachment will now be constructed out of structural steel instead of mass timber, as originally planned, as a cost saving measure. (File graphic)

Lake Cowichan’s Carol Blatchford to be honoured in building renaming

Blatchford was executive director of community services society for decades

Denied Cowichan candidate feels cheated out of his right to run in election

John McDonald’s candidacy turned down due to lack of auditor

Business notes: Providence Farm’s pumpkin patch opened for business

A look at what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

Advance polls in Cowichan for provincial election run from Oct. 15-21

Six locations in the Cowichan Valley to advance vote

Fence to be placed on Whistler Street in Duncan to deter transients

Six-foot fence meant to deter unwanted behaviour

Incumbent Sonia Furstenau says lots of work to be done in Cowichan Valley

MLA for Cowichan named leader of BC Green Party last month

Economic recovery important for Liberal candidate Tanya Kaul

Mental health, addictions and environment also in platform

Jayne Ingram brings experience to her race to be mayor of Lake Cowichan

Ingram has seved two terms as town councillor