Warren Goulding

Ethan Sampson’s father Darack Sampson and Cowichan Tribes Councillor Jen Charlie say it is highly unusual for Ethan to be out of contact for so long. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Search for missing Cowichan Tribes man intensifies

Ethan Sampson has been missing since Thursday night.

Ethan Sampson’s father Darack Sampson and Cowichan Tribes Councillor Jen Charlie say it is highly unusual for Ethan to be out of contact for so long. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Sara Hutchison, Brenna Woolley and Sarah Howarth of Peninsula Co-op. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Busniness notes: Peninsula Co-op sponsoring Volunteer of the Year award

Peninsula Co-op is once again joining the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce…

Sara Hutchison, Brenna Woolley and Sarah Howarth of Peninsula Co-op. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Chef George Gates and Evelyn Koops of the Farm Table Inn toast to Dine Cowichan. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business notes: Dine Cowichan on the menu for February

Dine Cowichan, the fabulous food festival is back for a fourth mouth-watering…

Chef George Gates and Evelyn Koops of the Farm Table Inn toast to Dine Cowichan. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Emily Lavender will be opening The Fort on Feb. 1 at 60 Queens Road in Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Retro game hangout opening in Duncan

Emily Lavender loves playing games. And her new business venture promises to…

Emily Lavender will be opening The Fort on Feb. 1 at 60 Queens Road in Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
This building near Cowichan Commons is just one of a number of developments in various phases of completion in North Cowichan. Now, a proposal is on the council table to bring in a moratorium on development in the municipality. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Proposed moratorium on development in North Cowichan a poor idea

It’s not yet clear how extensive the limit on development would be

This building near Cowichan Commons is just one of a number of developments in various phases of completion in North Cowichan. Now, a proposal is on the council table to bring in a moratorium on development in the municipality. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Warren Goulding column: Murder and mayhem shadowed 2019 in Cowichan

Warren Goulding column: Murder and mayhem shadowed 2019 in Cowichan

The three homicides recorded were certainly an anomaly in what is generally a peaceful place to live

Warren Goulding column: Murder and mayhem shadowed 2019 in Cowichan
Staff from DLC Lighthouse Mortgage and Experience Cycling get together to give children a two-wheeled gift this Christmas. 
(Chelsey Sweet photo)
Staff from DLC Lighthouse Mortgage and Experience Cycling get together to give children a two-wheeled gift this Christmas. 
(Chelsey Sweet photo)
Gord Farrell, Don Cole, Jayne Shaw, Wayne Hendrickson and Lyne Moreau of the Lions Club of Duncan presented Chris Rafuse of the Cowichan Brain Injury Society with a cheque for $1,000. The money will be used to purchase carving kids for the organization’s Let’s Carve program. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan Brain Injury Society struggling; break-in makes things worse

“Sometimes it seems like I take one step forward and two back”

Gord Farrell, Don Cole, Jayne Shaw, Wayne Hendrickson and Lyne Moreau of the Lions Club of Duncan presented Chris Rafuse of the Cowichan Brain Injury Society with a cheque for $1,000. The money will be used to purchase carving kids for the organization’s Let’s Carve program. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Citizen and friends donated $500 to purchase a pallet of food for 89.7 Juice FM’s Stuff the Truck fundraiser for local food banks. Darin Lashman joined Angelina Johnson of Save-On-Foods and Megan Milne, Julie Winter and Jennifer Metz of 89.7 Juice FM in celebrating the success of the annual event. (Warren Goulding/The Citizen)

Business notes: Stuff the Truck event in Duncan a huge $436K success

Our friends at 89.7 Juice FM in Duncan are playing some beautiful…

The Cowichan Valley Citizen and friends donated $500 to purchase a pallet of food for 89.7 Juice FM’s Stuff the Truck fundraiser for local food banks. Darin Lashman joined Angelina Johnson of Save-On-Foods and Megan Milne, Julie Winter and Jennifer Metz of 89.7 Juice FM in celebrating the success of the annual event. (Warren Goulding/The Citizen)
First Nations drummers make their presence known in the lobby of the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in advance of a public hearing on a proposed rezoning of property owned by the Cowichan Motorsport Circuit. Cowichan Tribes has been opposed to expansion plans at the site. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

N. Cowichan rejects Motorsport rezoning for a second time

The surprise of the night came when Siebring switched to the no side

First Nations drummers make their presence known in the lobby of the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in advance of a public hearing on a proposed rezoning of property owned by the Cowichan Motorsport Circuit. Cowichan Tribes has been opposed to expansion plans at the site. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
(Back, from left): Vince Avery, Barry O’Riordan, Chris Duncan, Julie Scurr, Warren Goulding, Zaida Giron, Pamela Stover, Karen Bresler, Carol Newington, Elly Ruge, Leah Hudson, Arlene Johnson and Karen Partington. Board members not pictured: Christopher Schmerk, Ian Locke, Warren Weir, Cathy Robertson and Al Siebring. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business notes: Chamber numbers up as new board takes over

“The deficit we have because of the Visitor Centre is a challenge”

(Back, from left): Vince Avery, Barry O’Riordan, Chris Duncan, Julie Scurr, Warren Goulding, Zaida Giron, Pamela Stover, Karen Bresler, Carol Newington, Elly Ruge, Leah Hudson, Arlene Johnson and Karen Partington. Board members not pictured: Christopher Schmerk, Ian Locke, Warren Weir, Cathy Robertson and Al Siebring. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Warren Goulding column: City of Duncan cuts hurting businesses

Warren Goulding column: City of Duncan cuts hurting businesses

Recent decisions reminders of this council’s well-deserved reputation for being anti-business

Warren Goulding column: City of Duncan cuts hurting businesses
Realtor Debbie Simmonds has moved to eXp Realty, the Real Estate Cloud Brokerage. (submitted)

Business notes: Realtor Simmonds moves to Cloud Brokerage

Debbie Simmonds has been in the business for two decades

Realtor Debbie Simmonds has moved to eXp Realty, the Real Estate Cloud Brokerage. (submitted)
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce held a mixer at Habitat for Humanity’s newly-constructed duplex. Habitat’s hosts included, from left: Les Orcutt (build manager), Robyn Mor-Bagshaw (volunteer coordinator), Libby Hunns (operations manager), Kaileyne Stevenson (marketing assistant), Jeff Krafta (vice chair, HFHMVI board of directors). (Photo by Alec Wheeler)

Business notes: Nominate Cowichan businesses for awards

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Black Tie Awards.

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce held a mixer at Habitat for Humanity’s newly-constructed duplex. Habitat’s hosts included, from left: Les Orcutt (build manager), Robyn Mor-Bagshaw (volunteer coordinator), Libby Hunns (operations manager), Kaileyne Stevenson (marketing assistant), Jeff Krafta (vice chair, HFHMVI board of directors). (Photo by Alec Wheeler)
High5 is the second cannabis retailer to open up in Duncan. (submitted)

Business notes: High5 for second cannabis store open in Duncan

High5 Retail began operations in late October at 521 Canada Ave.

High5 is the second cannabis retailer to open up in Duncan. (submitted)
Panelists at the BIG DAY event for small businesses held in Duncan last week included from left, Alana Elliot of Libre Naturals, Chris Manley of Resthouse Sleep Solutions, Alyson Tomlin of Riot Brewing Co., and Mike Smith of Scotiabank. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: It was a BIG DAY for small business in Cowichan

Six panelists provided insight and candid comments about their businesses

Panelists at the BIG DAY event for small businesses held in Duncan last week included from left, Alana Elliot of Libre Naturals, Chris Manley of Resthouse Sleep Solutions, Alyson Tomlin of Riot Brewing Co., and Mike Smith of Scotiabank. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday were: Lesley Richmond, Wayne Richmond, Mayor Al Siebring, Harmina Richmond, Peter Richmond, Steven McPhee and Shane Kozminuk. McPhee and Kosminuk’s company, Forum Properties, is the general contractor. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Richmonds break ground for new 49th Parallel store in Duncan

It has taken four decades but Wayne Richmond is embarking on something of a homecoming.

Gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday were: Lesley Richmond, Wayne Richmond, Mayor Al Siebring, Harmina Richmond, Peter Richmond, Steven McPhee and Shane Kozminuk. McPhee and Kosminuk’s company, Forum Properties, is the general contractor. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Marketing Campaign of the Year winners, from left: Jenny Marshall, Eclipse360; Michelle Butterfield and Meg Cuthbert, Tourism Cowichan Society; Anthony Everett, Tourism Vancouver Island. (submitted)

Business notes: Iconic Cowichan Campaign an award winner

Tourism Cowichan has won the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at…

Marketing Campaign of the Year winners, from left: Jenny Marshall, Eclipse360; Michelle Butterfield and Meg Cuthbert, Tourism Cowichan Society; Anthony Everett, Tourism Vancouver Island. (submitted)
Alana Elliott, Libra Naturals.

Lifecycle of a Business drawing BIG interest at Cowichan symposium

“The program is brimming with dynamic guest speakers and workshop sessions”

Alana Elliott, Libra Naturals.
The Alf Carter Band, featuring Alf’s sisters Karen Lonsdale and Barbara Stewart, is performing in Duncan on Saturday. (Submitted)

Carter family continues tradition of making musical memories in Cowichan

On Saturday the Alf Carter Band, will be providing the entertainment at the Eagles Hall in Duncan.

The Alf Carter Band, featuring Alf’s sisters Karen Lonsdale and Barbara Stewart, is performing in Duncan on Saturday. (Submitted)