Warren Goulding

Paul Rossmo (right), general manager of Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit welcomes Scott Circuit who has been appointed operations manager. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: New operations manager will help Motorsport Circuit through expansion

With Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit poised to embark on an ambitious expansion…

Paul Rossmo (right), general manager of Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit welcomes Scott Circuit who has been appointed operations manager. (Submitted photo)
Shawnigan Lake’s Michele Dixon has earned a prestigious award from ‘Pet Age’ magazine. (submitted)

Business notes: Shawnigan woman gets prestigious award from ‘Pet Age’ magazine

Shawnigan Lake’s Michele Dixon has earned a prestigious award from Pet Age…

Shawnigan Lake’s Michele Dixon has earned a prestigious award from ‘Pet Age’ magazine. (submitted)
Doug Kitchen of Wee Chip Cowichan has been cleaning up around trees between Duncan Street and the railway tracks. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Tree trimming aims to curb illegal activity on Duncan Street

Doug Kitchen, owner of Wee Chip Cowichan, has been contracted to clean…

Doug Kitchen of Wee Chip Cowichan has been cleaning up around trees between Duncan Street and the railway tracks. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
A fundraiser has been set up for this weekend at Island GM for the family of Wilder World. (submitted)

Island GM in Duncan steps up to assist grieving family

Cowichan businesses are rallying in support of the family of Wilder World

A fundraiser has been set up for this weekend at Island GM for the family of Wilder World. (submitted)
Zhao Zheng Fu (fourth from left) and guests cut the ribbon to mark the change in ownership at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: New owners celebrate at Arbutus Ridge Golf Course

The award-winning Arbutus Ridge Golf Course in Cobble Hill has a new…

Zhao Zheng Fu (fourth from left) and guests cut the ribbon to mark the change in ownership at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
K de K spent her early years working on the Fraser River but now enjoys life on the Salish Sea. (submitted)

Business notes: Get from Mill Bay to Victoria airport by water with Bay to Bay Charters

As well as the airport, Arsenault can transport folks to North Saanich, BC Ferries and other points

K de K spent her early years working on the Fraser River but now enjoys life on the Salish Sea. (submitted)
Mara Morris and Brittany Millard with Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit general manager Paul Rossmo. The Circuit made a donation to help the girls travel to Portugal for an international dance competition. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan business notes: Motorsport Circuit steps up to support dancers

Tourism Cowichan has launched its #IconicCowichan campaign and contest for the 2019…

Mara Morris and Brittany Millard with Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit general manager Paul Rossmo. The Circuit made a donation to help the girls travel to Portugal for an international dance competition. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Team A2Z’s Dina Stuehler, Adera Angelucci and Kristy Landry came in second. Zaida Giron (not pictured) was the fourth member of the all women team. (Photo by Alec Wheeler)

Amazing Race Cowichan celebrates first year success

The Amazing Race involved 9 teams making stops after figuring out their next move based on clues.

Team A2Z’s Dina Stuehler, Adera Angelucci and Kristy Landry came in second. Zaida Giron (not pictured) was the fourth member of the all women team. (Photo by Alec Wheeler)
Dr. Valorie Masuda (far left), Jamie Goodman, president of the board of directors of Cowichan Hospice and Rob Hutchins (far right), chair of Cowichan Hospice House Task Force recently accepted a $100,000 donation from Greg and Judy Adams and Steve and Lisa Carlson. Fundraising for the massive project continues.
 (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Tim Hortons owners donate $100,000 to Cowichan Hospice

There is a long list of charities and organizations in the Cowichan…

Dr. Valorie Masuda (far left), Jamie Goodman, president of the board of directors of Cowichan Hospice and Rob Hutchins (far right), chair of Cowichan Hospice House Task Force recently accepted a $100,000 donation from Greg and Judy Adams and Steve and Lisa Carlson. Fundraising for the massive project continues.
 (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Chief Coroner’s decision to release Kilmer report unwise

Chief Coroner’s decision to release Kilmer report unwise

Knowing it was a suicide is enough

Chief Coroner’s decision to release Kilmer report unwise
(From left) Flight Centre Independent consultants Maddie Miller, Heather Lavender, Wendy Wright and Cheryl Proctor (top) are sharing their love of travel with a growing client base. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Travel industry changing with the times

The times they are indeed a-changin’ and four Cowichan Valley women have…

(From left) Flight Centre Independent consultants Maddie Miller, Heather Lavender, Wendy Wright and Cheryl Proctor (top) are sharing their love of travel with a growing client base. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Patsy Jones and Chief William Seymour examine the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Time will tell if inquiry a success: Cowichan Tribes chief

Cowichan Tribes Chief William (Chip) Seymour is challenging the federal government to…

Patsy Jones and Chief William Seymour examine the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Ben Kilmer’s disappearance in May 2018 sparked a massive search. His body was found in October. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that he died by suicide. (Citizen file)

Coroner’s report confirms suicide in Kilmer case

2018 disappearance sparked massive search

Ben Kilmer’s disappearance in May 2018 sparked a massive search. His body was found in October. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that he died by suicide. (Citizen file)
Tonya Kilmer argues that details of how her husband took his own life should not be released to the public, as it could have a traumatic effect on friends and family. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Tonya Kilmer fighting to block release of coroner’s report

Fears revealing exactly how Ben Kilmer took his life will have traumatic affect on her two children

Tonya Kilmer argues that details of how her husband took his own life should not be released to the public, as it could have a traumatic effect on friends and family. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Island Ford presents a cheque for $5,000 to The Hub at Cowichan Station. (submitted)

Business notes: Island Ford helps continue to build The Hub

In May, Island Ford representatives arrived with a cheque for $5,000 donation.

Island Ford presents a cheque for $5,000 to The Hub at Cowichan Station. (submitted)
Sharon Viala, left, and Sherri Brubaker are sad to see the doors close on Whittome’s Travel for the last time. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Closing of Whittome’s Travel the end of an era

“The family is sad to see the end of this wonderful experience.”

Sharon Viala, left, and Sherri Brubaker are sad to see the doors close on Whittome’s Travel for the last time. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Electric assisted bicycles are for everyone, says the Cowichan Cycling Coalition. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business notes: Cowichan encouraged to GoByBike next week

A solution to parking problems, not to mention obesity, might be as close as the nearest bicycle.

Electric assisted bicycles are for everyone, says the Cowichan Cycling Coalition. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Pioneer House restaurant has been closed since they had a fire last summer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Pioneer House restaurant has been closed since they had a fire last summer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Huge demand for spot prawns, limited supply for Cowichan

Huge demand for spot prawns, limited supply for Cowichan

Most of the more than 200 boats harvesting spot prawns freeze their catch and ship it away.

Huge demand for spot prawns, limited supply for Cowichan
“I am grateful to have spent 13 of the best years of my life with Ben,” Tonya Kilmer explains, on the anniversary of his disappearance. 
(Warren Goulding/Citizen)

One year after tragedy, Tonya Kilmer reflects on her life with Ben

“That was Ben, never one to let anything get in the way of his dreams…”

“I am grateful to have spent 13 of the best years of my life with Ben,” Tonya Kilmer explains, on the anniversary of his disappearance. 
(Warren Goulding/Citizen)