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An artist's depiction of the new Cowichan District Hospital. (Island Health)
An artist's depiction of the new Cowichan District Hospital. (Island Health)
A creative bike rack from another part of the world. (Submitted by Shawnigan Residents Association)

Functional bike rack beauty to grace Shawnigan waterfront trail

Submission window for the community art project is now closed.

A creative bike rack from another part of the world. (Submitted by Shawnigan Residents Association)
A second engineer has lost their licence to practise over structural faults in a Langford apartment building formerly known as Danbrook One. (Black Press Media file photo)

Second engineer loses licence over troubled Vancouver Island apartment building

Theodore Sorensen had his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia cancelled

A second engineer has lost their licence to practise over structural faults in a Langford apartment building formerly known as Danbrook One. (Black Press Media file photo)
The town’s committee of the whole has recommend that the Town of Lake Cowichan apply for funding for the removal and reconstruction of the walking bridge from Ohtaki Park to the Riverside Park (Duck Pond). (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan town council pushing proactive projects

Water system and walking bridge improvements eyed for improvement

The town’s committee of the whole has recommend that the Town of Lake Cowichan apply for funding for the removal and reconstruction of the walking bridge from Ohtaki Park to the Riverside Park (Duck Pond). (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Roby Clement, co-owner of Duncan’s Goldstone Consignment Boutique, said she feels disappointed and violated after the store was broken into twice on consecutive nights this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan shop broken into twice on consecutive nights

Thousands of dollars in merchandise stolen from Goldstone Consignment Boutique

Roby Clement, co-owner of Duncan’s Goldstone Consignment Boutique, said she feels disappointed and violated after the store was broken into twice on consecutive nights this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Waterfront properties in Youbou, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake have risen significantly in 2023 over last year. (Citizen file photo)

Waterfront property in Youbou up 28%: BC Assessment

Properties have almost doubled in value in last two years

Waterfront properties in Youbou, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake have risen significantly in 2023 over last year. (Citizen file photo)
There will be something for everyone at the Islands Agricultural Show 2023, which will be held at Cowichan Exhibition Park on Feb. 3-4. (Citizen file photo)
There will be something for everyone at the Islands Agricultural Show 2023, which will be held at Cowichan Exhibition Park on Feb. 3-4. (Citizen file photo)
Bruce Coates, from the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society, stands next a large old-growth tree that is among at least five that were recently found by him and Larry Pynn in a remote area of North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve. (Submitted photo)
Bruce Coates, from the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society, stands next a large old-growth tree that is among at least five that were recently found by him and Larry Pynn in a remote area of North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve. (Submitted photo)
Safety concerns are being raised about this section of the Cowichan Valley Trail over Bings Creek that was washed out in the atmospheric river event in November, 2021. (Gary McLellan photo)
Safety concerns are being raised about this section of the Cowichan Valley Trail over Bings Creek that was washed out in the atmospheric river event in November, 2021. (Gary McLellan photo)
Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)

$213K fine issued to Coastal GasLink pipeline for environmental breach in northwest B.C.

Fine is the third for the pipeline project that will move natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat

Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)
Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canfor closing its Houston mill in April amid weak market; new facility under consideration

Closure being called ‘temporary’ pending decision by Canfor board

Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An artist’s rendering of the new Summit Ice Centre and what could be the next World’s Largest Hockey Stick if the plan, approved by Lockport City Council goes ahead. (Lockport City Council document)

World’s Largest Hockey Stick in Duncan may become second largest

A 250-foot-long hockey stick is proposed outside a recently approved ice arena in Lockport, Illinois

An artist’s rendering of the new Summit Ice Centre and what could be the next World’s Largest Hockey Stick if the plan, approved by Lockport City Council goes ahead. (Lockport City Council document)
Shawnigan Lake RCMP seeks help from the public in locating Janet Klassen, 81, who went missing on jan. 24. (Facebook)
Shawnigan Lake RCMP seeks help from the public in locating Janet Klassen, 81, who went missing on jan. 24. (Facebook)
A POV view from the ROV underwater, finding a piece of discarded ghost gear. (Courtesy of Malahat Nation)

Malahat Nation surveying discovers ‘huge amount’ of ghost gear polluting local waters

Surveys will continue using a remotely operated vehicle and sonar in the nation’s territorial waters

A POV view from the ROV underwater, finding a piece of discarded ghost gear. (Courtesy of Malahat Nation)
Marsha Todd, owner of Station Street’s Unique Home Health Care, is pleased that the City of Duncan has dealt with the damaged sidewalk in front of her shop. Pictured is Todd with her dog Stella. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Damaged sidewalk on Station Street in Duncan repaired

City of Duncan changes policy to better deal with sidewalk repairs

Marsha Todd, owner of Station Street’s Unique Home Health Care, is pleased that the City of Duncan has dealt with the damaged sidewalk in front of her shop. Pictured is Todd with her dog Stella. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Duncan’s Phreddy Niven won the top prize of $50,000 playing BCLC’s Super Crossword Scratch & Win game. (Submitted photo)
Duncan’s Phreddy Niven won the top prize of $50,000 playing BCLC’s Super Crossword Scratch & Win game. (Submitted photo)
North Cowichan Tek Manhas says it’s the responsibility of senior levels of government to deal with homeless issues in the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan Tek Manhas says it’s the responsibility of senior levels of government to deal with homeless issues in the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file photo)
The province’s Environmental Assessment Office is looking for public comments on plans by the Malahat Investment Corporation to expand it quarry in Bamberton (pictured). (File photo)

EAO seeks public comments on proposed Bamberton quarry expansion

Many in area want full environmental assessment of project

The province’s Environmental Assessment Office is looking for public comments on plans by the Malahat Investment Corporation to expand it quarry in Bamberton (pictured). (File photo)
North Cowichan’s senior environment specialist Dr. Dave Preikshot is looking for input from the public as the municipality develops a new biodiversity-protection policy. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan developing new biodiversity-protection policy

Municipality is looking to public for input

  • Jan 23, 2023
North Cowichan’s senior environment specialist Dr. Dave Preikshot is looking for input from the public as the municipality develops a new biodiversity-protection policy. (Citizen file photo)
Elder College is back as Lifelong Learners. Courses range from yoga to arts. (Metro Creative Services photo)

Elder College is back in Duncan as Lifelong Learners

“Interest in program opportunities is fast being rekindled…”

  • Jan 22, 2023
Elder College is back as Lifelong Learners. Courses range from yoga to arts. (Metro Creative Services photo)
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