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Doug Routley has retained his seat as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA. (Photo submitted)

Routley retains his post as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA

NDP stronghold in the riding continues despite a strong challenge from the Greens’ Istace

(The Canadian Press)

B.C. VOTES 2020 MAP: Provincial election results, riding by riding

B.C. likely won’t know which party – NDP, Liberals or Greens – will be leading the province for weeks

Premier John Horgan made a campaign stop with Cowichan Valley NDP candidate Rob Douglas on the weekend. (Submitted)
Premier John Horgan made a campaign stop with Cowichan Valley NDP candidate Rob Douglas on the weekend. (Submitted)
Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)
Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)
Make sure to get out and vote this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (KARI MEDIG/TRI-CITY NEWS)

Editorial: Whose promises do you believe? Cast your ballot

COVID-19 has also shaped a great many of the major issues being discussed in the street.

  • Oct 24, 2020
Make sure to get out and vote this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (KARI MEDIG/TRI-CITY NEWS)
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Fire on Jan. 13, 2021, off of the Trans Canada Highway in Duncan
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Fatal fire Christmas Day in Cowichan Valley
Snow in the Cowichan Valley Dec. 21, 2020
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (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 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 Liberal's Tanya Kaul,  and Sonia Furstaneu, the incumbent Green MLA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sonia Furstenau said her focus as MLA if she is re-elected will be on the riding, even as she carries on the responsibilities of being the party leader. (File photo)

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

MLA for Cowichan named leader of BC Green Party last month

Sonia Furstenau said her focus as MLA if she is re-elected will be on the riding, even as she carries on the responsibilities of being the party leader. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas is running for the NDP in the Cowichan Valley riding. (Submitted)

Coun. Rob Douglas running for NDP in Cowichan Valley

Two-term N. Cowichan councillor wants to be voice for the community

North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas is running for the NDP in the Cowichan Valley riding. (Submitted)
Lake Cowichan’s Tanya Kaul is running for the Liberal Party in the Cowichan Valley riding in the provincial election on Oct. 24. (Submitted photo)

Economic recovery important for Liberal candidate Tanya Kaul

Mental health, addictions and environment also in platform

Lake Cowichan’s Tanya Kaul is running for the Liberal Party in the Cowichan Valley riding in the provincial election on Oct. 24. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election. (Submitted)
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election. (Submitted)
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley is running for a fifth term. (File photo)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Routley seeking fifth term

Longtime representative proud of NDP’s three years in government

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley is running for a fifth term. (File photo)
Chemainus businessman Chris Istace is taking his first shot at provincial politics as the Green Party candidate in the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Green Party pins Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding hopes on Istace

Leader Furstenau in town for the announcement of Chemainus businessman’s candidacy

Chemainus businessman Chris Istace is taking his first shot at provincial politics as the Green Party candidate in the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Voters in Saanich North and the Islands, here lining up outside Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre on the first day of advanced voting, are among the provincial leaders in getting in their votes early, with some 20 per cent (10,174) of eligible voters have already cast their ballots. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

It’s Election Day in B.C.: Here’s what you need to know to vote

B.C.’s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

Voters in Saanich North and the Islands, here lining up outside Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre on the first day of advanced voting, are among the provincial leaders in getting in their votes early, with some 20 per cent (10,174) of eligible voters have already cast their ballots. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Voter’s Guide for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Voter’s Guide for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Check out our voter’s guide for tomorrow’s federal election: Image across page,…

  • Oct 20, 2019
Voter’s Guide for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford
Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk health care

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk health care

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal election

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk health care
Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal…

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families
Rhonda Chen is running for the People’s Party of Canada in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted photo)

Rhonda Chen running for People’s Party of Canada in Cowichan

Six have announced they are running so far in the riding in the federal election

Rhonda Chen is running for the People’s Party of Canada in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted photo)
Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal…

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development