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North Cowichan councillor Rod Douglas has filed a successful motion for more street and shade trees in future developments in the municipality. (File photo)

Street trees get backing in North Cowichan

Council wants more trees in new developments

North Cowichan councillor Rod Douglas has filed a successful motion for more street and shade trees in future developments in the municipality. (File photo)
Brenna Barker, a 32-year-old Duncan woman, was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing a man in Langford Sunday morning after the two had only recently met. (Black Press Media file photo)

Duncan woman charged after allegedly stabbing Langford man shortly after they met

West Shore RCMP called to a Langford apartment early Sunday morning

Brenna Barker, a 32-year-old Duncan woman, was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing a man in Langford Sunday morning after the two had only recently met. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Duncan wants to hear from the public before deciding on the future of the cob oven in Centennial Park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

City of Duncan wants to hear from public on cob oven

Centennial Park facility not used in a year

The City of Duncan wants to hear from the public before deciding on the future of the cob oven in Centennial Park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Green Community is the recipient of another major provincial grant. (Submitted)

Cowichan Green Community nets big grant for Cow-op program

Set to receive a $200,000 Supply Chain Resiliency grant

Cowichan Green Community is the recipient of another major provincial grant. (Submitted)
The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Exhibition to host second annual ‘Un’Fair

COVID conditions prevent traditional fall fair

The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
There are lots of resources for seniors looking for information about COVID-19. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

COVID resources available for seniors

Here is a list of numbers to keep on hand

There are lots of resources for seniors looking for information about COVID-19. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Area I director Klaus Kuhn supports a proposed redevelopment of the Yount School site in Youbou. (Submitted)

Area director Kuhn backs redevelopment of Yount School site

‘I’m in support of whatever possibility there is to develop the school’

Area I director Klaus Kuhn supports a proposed redevelopment of the Yount School site in Youbou. (Submitted)
Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Student’s actions to assist senior after a nasty fall appreciated

Cash rewarded provided for assistance beyond the call of duty in a Chemainus park

Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Grade 9 students at Quamichan School got to be virus detectives recently when Genome B.C.’s Geneskool Education Program visited the Cowichan school. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)

Cowichan students become virus detectives with Genome B.C.

Program even more interesting given the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

Grade 9 students at Quamichan School got to be virus detectives recently when Genome B.C.’s Geneskool Education Program visited the Cowichan school. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)
The real estate market in the Cowichan Valley is suffering a lack of inventory making it a seller’s market. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sellers rejoice, home buyers frustrated as prices up, inventory low in Cowichan Valley

Demand for homes in the Cowichan Valley is exceeding supply, driving up…

The real estate market in the Cowichan Valley is suffering a lack of inventory making it a seller’s market. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Open as of April 17, Mountain Man Ice Cream, at 99 South Shore Road, is run by the Robertson family including Myles and Austin Robertson, as well as Brianne Thomassen. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sweet new business opens its doors in Lake Cowichan

Mountain Man Ice Cream, located at 99 South Shore Rd.

Open as of April 17, Mountain Man Ice Cream, at 99 South Shore Road, is run by the Robertson family including Myles and Austin Robertson, as well as Brianne Thomassen. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Vandals burned a hole in the platform at the top of the Somenos Marsh Open Air Classroom early on the morning of Thursday, April 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Arson closes Somenos Marsh viewing platform

Fletcher estimates the damage at more than $5,000.

Vandals burned a hole in the platform at the top of the Somenos Marsh Open Air Classroom early on the morning of Thursday, April 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map shows new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 11-17. (BCCDC image)

BCCDC says fresh COVID-19 cases down in most Island Health areas

Nanaimo sees its fewest new COVID-19 cases since mid January

A B.C. Centre for Disease Control map shows new COVID-19 cases by local health area for the week of April 11-17. (BCCDC image)
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Monday, April 19, 2021. Younger Canadians in several provinces are now able to get the AstraZeneca vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

AstraZeneca vaccine appointments fill up fast on Vancouver Island

More pharmacies expected to be added as supply increases

Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy in Toronto, Monday, April 19, 2021. Younger Canadians in several provinces are now able to get the AstraZeneca vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley could soon be put in place if a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program is successful. (File photo)

Funding sought to expand homeless initiatives in Cowichan Valley

$2.5-million grant would see more sleeping cabins and outreach projects

More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley could soon be put in place if a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program is successful. (File photo)
Sweet gum trees like this one in City Square will be replaced over the next three years. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan plans big tree replacement project for downtown

Sweet gums in City Square and along Station Street will go over the next three years

Sweet gum trees like this one in City Square will be replaced over the next three years. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Someone used this counterfeit $50 to pay for items at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in downtown Duncan in April 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan businesses warned of counterfeit cash

Fake $50 passed at Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store

Someone used this counterfeit $50 to pay for items at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in downtown Duncan in April 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A potential COVID exposure has been reported at Penelakut Island elementary. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A potential COVID exposure has been reported at Penelakut Island elementary. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Martin Drakeley, North Cowichan’s manager of fire and bylaw services, says the municipality’s fire halls have responded to more fires than usual this spring. (File photo)
Martin Drakeley, North Cowichan’s manager of fire and bylaw services, says the municipality’s fire halls have responded to more fires than usual this spring. (File photo)
This Earth Day, Cowichan Valley residents are being asked to clean up where they are. (File photo)

Cowichan ‘Clean Where You Are’ campaign starts on Earth Day

Take a bag, one glove, long tongs, and go pick up!

This Earth Day, Cowichan Valley residents are being asked to clean up where they are. (File photo)