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Holly the stuffed Rottweiler has been missing from the front of Lucky Dog U-Bath since Feb. 24. (Submitted photo)

Holly the stuffed Rottweiler is missing from Duncan shop

Toy dog missing from front of Lucky Dog U-Bath since Feb.24

The Kinsol Trestle in Shawnigan Lake is a sight to behold. Funding for the expansion of the Shawnigan Museum celebrates its 100th anniversary. (Citizen file)

Shawnigan Museum expansion gets $480,000

Funds from Government of Canada Legacy Fund - Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program

  • Mar 4, 2021
A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)

Cowichan Valley mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

Protestors against old growth logging gather in front of the courthouse in Victoria on Thursday morning. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Fairy Creek protesters gather at Victoria courthouse

Logging company seeks injunction to remove blockades near its Port Renfrew operation

Protestors against old growth logging gather in front of the courthouse in Victoria on Thursday morning. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Staff at the CVRD have been tasked to write a report for the board after neighbours of the Mill Springs wastewater treatment plant raised concerns that they have been given almost no information from the district about the ongoing upgrades at the plant. (File photo)
Staff at the CVRD have been tasked to write a report for the board after neighbours of the Mill Springs wastewater treatment plant raised concerns that they have been given almost no information from the district about the ongoing upgrades at the plant. (File photo)
Clockwise from top left: Malahat First Nation Chief George Harry and councillors Steve Henry and Cindy Harry address community members in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Screenshot)

Malahat Nation confirms first two cases of COVID-19

Community has been under stay-at-home order since Jan. 7

Clockwise from top left: Malahat First Nation Chief George Harry and councillors Steve Henry and Cindy Harry address community members in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Screenshot)
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Snow storm in the Cowichan Valley Feb. 13, 2021
Keno the dog found on Mount Prevost
Rally against racism
Fire on Jan. 13, 2021, off of the Trans Canada Highway in Duncan
These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan business owners upset about being forced to change address

Owners say City of Duncan’s plan will hurt their business

These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)
A group of protesters from the Cowichan area gathered on March 2 in support of those defending the old-growth forest at Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. The protesters, who gathered with signs on the pedestrian bridge over the Trans Canada Highway, south of the Silver Bridge, were bringing attention to the ongoing efforts of the Fairy Creek Forest Defenders and other groups opposed to logging one of the last remaining intact old-growth forests on the Island. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A group of protesters from the Cowichan area gathered on March 2 in support of those defending the old-growth forest at Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. The protesters, who gathered with signs on the pedestrian bridge over the Trans Canada Highway, south of the Silver Bridge, were bringing attention to the ongoing efforts of the Fairy Creek Forest Defenders and other groups opposed to logging one of the last remaining intact old-growth forests on the Island. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)

‘Disappointed and baffled’ B.C. housing minister warns of tent city in Penticton

Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter could create tent city, says David Eby

BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)
Dozens of reports of sexualized violence against a former employee of downtown Victoria restaurant Chuck’s Burger Bar were posted online in January. A police investigation is ongoing. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Chuck’s Burger Bar in Victoria closes doors after sexual assault allegations

Victoria police investigating reports of sexual misconduct, assault by former restaurant employee

Dozens of reports of sexualized violence against a former employee of downtown Victoria restaurant Chuck’s Burger Bar were posted online in January. A police investigation is ongoing. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The City of Duncan will implement a new pilot project targeting vandalism this spring. (File photo)

Duncan initiates pilot project to deal with graffiti

Project based on a successful one in Port Alberni

The City of Duncan will implement a new pilot project targeting vandalism this spring. (File photo)
The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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RCMP arrest man after report of gun-toting threat-maker near Parksville schools

43-year-old man taken into custody; students at nearby schools were asked to stay inside

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It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lead donors pledge $60,000 in matching campaign at the Chemainus Theatre

Perrys, Hiltons and Duncan Iron Works help to Bridge the Gap during COVID shutdown

It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Doug Routley is the chair of a special committee on reforming the Police Act. (File photo)

Routley selected chair of a special committee on reforming the Police Act

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA acknowledges there will be a lot of material to process

Doug Routley is the chair of a special committee on reforming the Police Act. (File photo)
Amanda Vance, executive director of the DDBIA, said the business organization will host a workshop for its members on how to deal with customers who refuse to wear masks. (File photo)
Amanda Vance, executive director of the DDBIA, said the business organization will host a workshop for its members on how to deal with customers who refuse to wear masks. (File photo)
The Raptors Rescue Society will receive $387,350 from the province to help construct its planned Education Centre. (File photo)
The Raptors Rescue Society will receive $387,350 from the province to help construct its planned Education Centre. (File photo)
Police are investigating after a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Police investigating early-morning murder in Duncan

One arrested after man killed at Cowichan Lake Road home

Police are investigating after a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)
Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)