Warren Goulding

Newspapers remain a go-to

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Members of Cowichan Crime Stoppers, the RCMP and Cowichan Tribes give a thumbs up to the new signage installed on the First Nation. Cal Swustus, justice coordinator for Cowichan Tribes, says the new sign portrays a more positive message. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes embraces new Crime Stoppers signage

“It’s a much friendlier sign”

Members of Cowichan Crime Stoppers, the RCMP and Cowichan Tribes give a thumbs up to the new signage installed on the First Nation. Cal Swustus, justice coordinator for Cowichan Tribes, says the new sign portrays a more positive message. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Chamber members Tek Manhas and Jackie Wood with Ian Baillie of Harvest One. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Duncan’s Harvest One on the cutting edge of cannabis

Harvest One operates out of a 10,000 square foot facility south of Duncan

Chamber members Tek Manhas and Jackie Wood with Ian Baillie of Harvest One. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Bill Manhas, store manager in Nanaimo, Jeet Sandhu, Ranjit Parker, Sandy Sandhu, Cindy Sandhu, Gurdish Dlay, Kinder Dlay, store manager in Port Alberni, Mark Melnyk, manager in Duncan and Campbell River all cut the ribbon on the new Island Home Forever store that held its grand opening last weekend in Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Island Home Forever has roots in family

The Sandhu family’s connection to Vancouver Island goes back to the mid-1930s

Bill Manhas, store manager in Nanaimo, Jeet Sandhu, Ranjit Parker, Sandy Sandhu, Cindy Sandhu, Gurdish Dlay, Kinder Dlay, store manager in Port Alberni, Mark Melnyk, manager in Duncan and Campbell River all cut the ribbon on the new Island Home Forever store that held its grand opening last weekend in Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
North Cowichan councillor Al Siebring will vote in favour of amalgamation in June. (File photo)

Siebring jumps off the fence to ‘yes’ side of amalgamation

“Common sense tells me that it’s time to undo a mistake that was made in 1912”

North Cowichan councillor Al Siebring will vote in favour of amalgamation in June. (File photo)
Kevin Shiell is an avid outdoorsman who has joined in the search for 41-year-old Ben Kilmer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Mountain Man joins search for Ben Kilmer

Kevin Shiell has been putting his extensive outdoor skills to good use

Kevin Shiell is an avid outdoorsman who has joined in the search for 41-year-old Ben Kilmer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Still no sign of missing father in Cowichan Valley

Still no sign of missing father in Cowichan Valley

Search group for Ben Kilmer now stands 40 SAR volunteers and another 100 friends and concerned community members

Still no sign of missing father in Cowichan Valley
UPDATE: Family of missing Ben Kilmer urges public to help search Cowichan River area

UPDATE: Family of missing Ben Kilmer urges public to help search Cowichan River area

Concerned friends have joined the search for a missing Cobble Hill man, who has been missing since Wednesday evening

UPDATE: Family of missing Ben Kilmer urges public to help search Cowichan River area
Cowichan SAR manager Vickie Weber with Jamie Tudway-Cains, one of 35 volunteers involved in the search for Ben Kilmer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

SAR personnel from across Island join in as search continues for Ben Kilmer

The volunteers are searching a five-kilometre area in the Menzies Road/Cowichan Lake Road area

Cowichan SAR manager Vickie Weber with Jamie Tudway-Cains, one of 35 volunteers involved in the search for Ben Kilmer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Councillors hiding in the weeds

Councillors hiding in the weeds

Four years ago, voters in North Cowichan and Duncan elected two councils,…

Councillors hiding in the weeds
General Manager Peter Watts shows off the new gym at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Oyster Bay. (Warren Goulding/Black Press)

Microtel Inn & Suites opens in Oyster Bay Village

Peter Watts is a big picture kinda guy. With a diverse background…

General Manager Peter Watts shows off the new gym at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Oyster Bay. (Warren Goulding/Black Press)
From left: Stephanie James-Robinson, Vicky Gamble, and Christina Hoffman of Forte School of Music took home Business of the Year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Forte School of Music named Business of the Year by Duncan BIA

“We all work together, people are always going above and beyond”

From left: Stephanie James-Robinson, Vicky Gamble, and Christina Hoffman of Forte School of Music took home Business of the Year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Colin James thrilled a capacity crowd in Duncan Tuesday night. (Johanna Vanderpol photo)

Review: Colin James show in Cowichan a homecoming

Canadian bluesman Colin James organized a family reunion at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Colin James thrilled a capacity crowd in Duncan Tuesday night. (Johanna Vanderpol photo)
Caps awards winners gather around Volunteer of the Year Francis Joe at the team’s annual celebration on Feb. 27. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Captain MacTavish among top winners at Capitals’ awards night

The Cowichan Valley Capitals’ prolific and popular captain had a few pearls…

Caps awards winners gather around Volunteer of the Year Francis Joe at the team’s annual celebration on Feb. 27. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
First Princess Brooklyn Kruk (left), Lady of the Lake Desiree Karlsen and Second Princess Randi Robertson thanked the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce for their support. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

Chamber lauded for Lady of the Lake support

“Thank you Chamber for being our biggest supporter over all these years.”

First Princess Brooklyn Kruk (left), Lady of the Lake Desiree Karlsen and Second Princess Randi Robertson thanked the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce for their support. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
Brooklyn Mann of Island Savings presented the Business of the Year Award to June and Roy Sandsmark, owners of South Shore Cabinetry. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

2017 a great year for Cowichan Lake: Chamber

Chamber membership has reached 111 — its highest number in recent memory

Brooklyn Mann of Island Savings presented the Business of the Year Award to June and Roy Sandsmark, owners of South Shore Cabinetry. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
Cowichan Lake Chamber of Commerce vice-president Brent Clancy presented Lorne Scheffer with the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award at the Chamber’s AGM. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

VIDEO: Cowichan Lake honours the year’s best

With a full slate of awards, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce was in party mood

Cowichan Lake Chamber of Commerce vice-president Brent Clancy presented Lorne Scheffer with the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award at the Chamber’s AGM. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
Editorial: Capitals hockey team important to Cowichan community

Editorial: Capitals hockey team important to Cowichan community

Things like community pride and economic spinoffs are often difficult to measure, but they’re real.

Editorial: Capitals hockey team important to Cowichan community
Column: Facebook: The good, the bad and the addictive

Column: Facebook: The good, the bad and the addictive

Two or three years ago I made wrote a rather pretentious screed…

Column: Facebook: The good, the bad and the addictive
Column: Citizen getting a new look starting Friday

Column: Citizen getting a new look starting Friday

It’s time to hit the refresh button.

Column: Citizen getting a new look starting Friday