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The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry petition for improved Crofton-Vesuvius service surpasses 1,500 signatures

Limiting backlogs in each community seen as the benefit to a two-ferry system

 

A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Transfer of animals from Chemainus sanctuary to Duncan completed in October

A Home for Hooves and foster care accommodate the inhabitants

 

The site of the former Crofton Elementary School on Robert Street will eventually be developed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

$1.81 million offer accepted for former Crofton Elementary School site

School district just waiting for the deal to be closed

 

Julio Cochoy of Guatemala shows an admiring customer the beautiful beaded hummingbirds crafted by women in his Guatemalan village at a previous Fiesta World Craft Bazaar. The Bazaar is coming to Duncan Nov. 13 and 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fiesta World Craft Bazaar)

Coming up in Cowichan: Craft fairs are back

Christmas Chaos, Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

Julio Cochoy of Guatemala shows an admiring customer the beautiful beaded hummingbirds crafted by women in his Guatemalan village at a previous Fiesta World Craft Bazaar. The Bazaar is coming to Duncan Nov. 13 and 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fiesta World Craft Bazaar)
Douglas William Barker, centre, a former mayor of Duncan, has been posthumously awarded the Korean Peace Medal. (Photo courtesy Jim and Jackie Barker)

Former Duncan mayor posthumously honoured for Korean War service

Ambassador for Peace medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to veterans

  • Nov 10, 2021
Douglas William Barker, centre, a former mayor of Duncan, has been posthumously awarded the Korean Peace Medal. (Photo courtesy Jim and Jackie Barker)
It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizenship the icing on the Canadian cake for Syrian refugee family

New life for Crofton residents continues to emerge with each experience

It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Fall Festival incorporates activities, a familiar race and fundraising

Former Pumpkin Spice Run part of the plan in first major event since COVID

The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kathy Park holds a bottle of pepper spray that was found by a child in a community park in south Duncan. The child got some of the spray in her eye and had to be treated by a paramedic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kathy Park holds a bottle of pepper spray that was found by a child in a community park in south Duncan. The child got some of the spray in her eye and had to be treated by a paramedic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hof, David Pope, and Danna Lyngard Hadden raised more than $37K for Hospice in 2021. (Submitted)

Cowichan cyclists raise almost $38K for Hospice

Due to COVID-19, the event had to go virtual

Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hof, David Pope, and Danna Lyngard Hadden raised more than $37K for Hospice in 2021. (Submitted)
It’s a sea of humanity on Oak Street in Chemainus for the Penelakut Tribe’s Walk for the Children. (Photo by Don Bodger)

More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut Tribe’s March for the Children

Large crowd supports families with children who never came home from residential schools

It’s a sea of humanity on Oak Street in Chemainus for the Penelakut Tribe’s Walk for the Children. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cim MacDonald plots where some ducks in flight might be added to her mural at the Mount Brenton Golf Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacDonald’s artistry par for the course on Chemainus mural

Green scene the latest addition to the mural project at Mount Brenton Golf Club

Cim MacDonald plots where some ducks in flight might be added to her mural at the Mount Brenton Golf Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Warmland Women’s Support Services Society is offering a free program called ‘Transformation Through Movement’, for self-identified women and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner abuse and/or sexualized violence. (Submitted graphic)

Cowichan program aims to help abuse survivors transform through movement

For self-identified women and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner abuse or sexualized violence

  • Jul 23, 2021
Warmland Women’s Support Services Society is offering a free program called ‘Transformation Through Movement’, for self-identified women and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner abuse and/or sexualized violence. (Submitted graphic)
Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)

PHOTOS: High-vis vests displayed to honour 5 killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Locals are posting photos to social media under the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside

Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)