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Janice John-Mitchell is running for school trustee in Cowichan Valley. (Submitted)

Janice John-Mitchell seeks seat on Cowichan Valley school board

There are 19 contenders for seven trustee positions

Firefighters were called out to a car fire in Crofton on Oct. 2, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Firefighters called to car fire in Crofton

The Crofton fire department responded to a car fire just after 3…

Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Yet another sad desecration of memorial wreaths

Damage done to commemorative wreaths that were laid at the Cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park

Serena Winterburn running for a seat on the school board. (Submitted photo)

Serena Winterburn running for school board

There are 19 candidates for seven trustee seats

Serena Winterburn running for a seat on the school board. (Submitted photo)
Patricia Dawn is running for the seat on the Cowichan Valley school district’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)
Patricia Dawn is running for the seat on the Cowichan Valley school district’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)
Jen Elmore is running for a seat on the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
Jen Elmore is running for a seat on the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
Almost 7,000 people participated in the second annual Every Child Matters march in Duncan on Sept. 30, which is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Pictured if the front of the march as people turn from Ingram Street onto Jubilee Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Almost 7,000 take part in Every Child Matters march in Duncan

Sept. 30 was the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Almost 7,000 people participated in the second annual Every Child Matters march in Duncan on Sept. 30, which is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Pictured if the front of the march as people turn from Ingram Street onto Jubilee Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lorna Vomacka is running for re-election to Lake Cowichan council. (Submitted)

Lorna Vomacka seeks third term as Lake Cowichan councillor

Five candidates running for the four seats at council table

Lorna Vomacka is running for re-election to Lake Cowichan council. (Submitted)
BC Hydro has opened an electric-vehicle fast charging site at the Peninsula Co-op located at 1007 Canada Ave. (BC Hydro photo)
BC Hydro has opened an electric-vehicle fast charging site at the Peninsula Co-op located at 1007 Canada Ave. (BC Hydro photo)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
North Cowichan to terminate lease at corridor safety office. (Cowichan file photo)

North Cowichan to terminate lease at corridor safety office

Municipality to look for another site within own jurisdiction

North Cowichan to terminate lease at corridor safety office. (Cowichan file photo)
Laura Interlandi is running for school board in Cowichan. (Submitted)
Laura Interlandi is running for school board in Cowichan. (Submitted)
The three candidates for mayor of North Cowichan, from left: Rob Douglas, John Koury and Rosalie Sawrie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Candidates for North Cowichan mayor and councillors state their case

Any political agendas avoided during Crofton all-candidates meeting

The three candidates for mayor of North Cowichan, from left: Rob Douglas, John Koury and Rosalie Sawrie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Johanne Kemmler is running for re-election to the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
Johanne Kemmler is running for re-election to the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
North Cowichan’s senior environment specialist Dr. Dave Preikshot (pictured) said a consultant will determine if aeration is the best means to deal with the blue-green algae problem in Quamichan Lake. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan’s senior environment specialist Dr. Dave Preikshot (pictured) said a consultant will determine if aeration is the best means to deal with the blue-green algae problem in Quamichan Lake. (Citizen file photo)
Yuilya Kozrp (left) escaped Ukraine while under fire from Russian forces along with her teenage daughter Viktoriia (right) before finally making it to Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Harrowing personal story headlines Cowichan fundraiser for Ukrainian children

Ukrainian woman who escaped war with daughter to speak at event

Yuilya Kozrp (left) escaped Ukraine while under fire from Russian forces along with her teenage daughter Viktoriia (right) before finally making it to Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Decades of silence: Elder May Sam shares the abuse she endured at a Duncan Indian day school

Beaten and humiliated, Sam never told her children or husband about her experiences

Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will be closed for 13 days in October. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Thirteen closure dates in October at the Chemainus Urgent Care Centre

Residents advised to take note of the days without service

The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will be closed for 13 days in October. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jennifer Strachan is running for a seat on the Cowichan school board. (Submitted)

Jennifer Strachan running for Cowichan school board

Strachan said she will bring strong leadership to SD79

Jennifer Strachan is running for a seat on the Cowichan school board. (Submitted)
Jason Adair running for seat at the board in SD79. (Submitted photo)
Jason Adair running for seat at the board in SD79. (Submitted photo)
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