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Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill

Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill

Sod-turning ceremony for facility held on Sept. 21

Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill
Duncan’s Baker family has a lot of new members after their chocolate Labrador Retriever, Tikka, gave birth to 14 puppies last week. Pictured, from left are Eliana, Bella, Hanna, Isaiah and mother Marrissa with some of the new arrivals. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Duncan’s Baker family has a lot of new members after their chocolate Labrador Retriever, Tikka, gave birth to 14 puppies last week. Pictured, from left are Eliana, Bella, Hanna, Isaiah and mother Marrissa with some of the new arrivals. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Coming to your doorstep, volunteers like the McCullough family will bring bags next week for our community to fill with food and place back on the doorstep on Saturday, Sept 26. From bottom left up, Enzo, Roxi, Laila, Owen and dad Mike McCullough. (Submitted)

Thanksgiving Food Drive coming to your door in Cowichan

Next week will be your chance to help meet the food crisis

  • Sep 21, 2020
Coming to your doorstep, volunteers like the McCullough family will bring bags next week for our community to fill with food and place back on the doorstep on Saturday, Sept 26. From bottom left up, Enzo, Roxi, Laila, Owen and dad Mike McCullough. (Submitted)
Members of the 4-H Horse Club enjoy the annual horse camp at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds. (submitted)

Annual 4-H horse camp goes ahead — with a few changes

Riders went home each evening

  • Sep 14, 2020
Members of the 4-H Horse Club enjoy the annual horse camp at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds. (submitted)
Cowichan 4-H Club members work on small engines in a socially distanced setting. (submitted)

Cowichan-Cobble Hill 4-H District endures COVID-19

“Just like the motto says we all sat down and came up with a way to continue with the program”

  • Sep 14, 2020
Cowichan 4-H Club members work on small engines in a socially distanced setting. (submitted)
Judges evaluate the projects by the 4-H Fibre Arts Club at a July show. (submitted)

The loom continues to shuttle through COVID for 4-H fibre arts

This did not deter our diehard 4-H weavers.

  • Sep 14, 2020
Judges evaluate the projects by the 4-H Fibre Arts Club at a July show. (submitted)
Hailey Martin was the Senior Showman Grand Champion at the 4-H Beef Club show in 2020. (submitted)

Valuable information gathered at 4-H Beef show

Friesen-Robinson encouraged the members to continue to work with their animals

  • Sep 14, 2020
Hailey Martin was the Senior Showman Grand Champion at the 4-H Beef Club show in 2020. (submitted)
Children help collect fry from Cowichan River tributaries. (submitted)

Honouring the Cowichan River: Be Kind

This is the first in a three-part collaborative series

  • Aug 24, 2020
Children help collect fry from Cowichan River tributaries. (submitted)
Barry Remus, Gregg Perry, and Gretchen Hartley on the grounds of the new Cowichan Valley Hospice. Cowichan Valley’s Rotary Clubs have partnered to build a garden at the site. (submitted)

Duncan Rotary celebrates charitable milestones

The Rotary Club of Duncan was established in 1930

  • Aug 22, 2020
Barry Remus, Gregg Perry, and Gretchen Hartley on the grounds of the new Cowichan Valley Hospice. Cowichan Valley’s Rotary Clubs have partnered to build a garden at the site. (submitted)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
Duncan’s Lydia Montgomery has been able to enjoy Easter Seals camp online this summer, and other B.C. families are invited to join the Great BC Camp Out this Saturday. (Submitted)

Join Easter Seals for the Great BC Camp Out this weekend

Duncan girl has enjoyed camp online this summer

Duncan’s Lydia Montgomery has been able to enjoy Easter Seals camp online this summer, and other B.C. families are invited to join the Great BC Camp Out this Saturday. (Submitted)
Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Beloved Chemainus resident dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in the community in two short years

Nephew Bucky Chisholm gives Dorothy Adair a big hug during her 106th birthday in February. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Valley’s Sammy Dubois, 14, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and is going through treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Bottle drive Saturday to assist sick Cowichan teenager and family

Sammy Dubois, 14, disgnosed with rare neurological disorder

The Valley’s Sammy Dubois, 14, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and is going through treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Paint a rock as part of the NOT Safer at Home campaign designed to draw attention to the problem of domestic violence during the pandemic. (submitted)
Paint a rock as part of the NOT Safer at Home campaign designed to draw attention to the problem of domestic violence during the pandemic. (submitted)
Masks are being made by volunteers to be available to everyone in Cowichan who wants one. (file photo)

Mask the Valley project aims to make sure all Cowichan residents are covered

Mask the Valley has already made 2,000 scrub caps and more than 3,000 masks and ear savers

  • Jun 20, 2020
Masks are being made by volunteers to be available to everyone in Cowichan who wants one. (file photo)
Cowichan’s Mary Hof is setting out on her very own 200 km ride for hospice in July. (submitted)

Coming up in Cowichan: Youth Outreach fundraiser, Easter Seals camp, riding for Hospice

New youth van needs donations During the month of June, the CMHA…

  • Jun 15, 2020
Cowichan’s Mary Hof is setting out on her very own 200 km ride for hospice in July. (submitted)
Commemorative T-shirts have been keepsakes for Crofton residents celebrating a birthday during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gina Fairbairn)

Considerations made to keep Crofton drive-by birthday celebrations going

Trucks will tone it down or not use horns at all to bring some joy to kids and older folks

Commemorative T-shirts have been keepsakes for Crofton residents celebrating a birthday during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Gina Fairbairn)