Cowichan Tribes

The Tzinquaw Dancers perform during a blessing ceremony at the Cowichan Rugby Football Club grounds last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Rugby Football Club takes steps toward reconciliation

Blessing ceremony at Herd Road grounds includes Tzinquaw Dancers

 

Flooding was extensive after heavy rains Monday in many areas of Cowichan Tribes land, including along Tzouhalem Road as this picture shows. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes opens flood support centre

Members can go to the Si’em Lelum Gym for assistance

 

A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads earlier in the Day on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Duncan’s Riverside Campground evacuated due to flood

Residents are asked to register online with Emergency Social Services

 

Tzouhalem Road on Cowichan Tribes land was still flooded Monday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Evacuation order issued by Cowichan Tribes

‘We are doing this to keep community members safe’

Tzouhalem Road on Cowichan Tribes land was still flooded Monday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Ellashani George is followed by a young fan at a Turnour Island (T.I.) Braves match. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Ellashani George wins provincial Premier’s Award

Canoeist and soccer player recognized by ISPARC

Ellashani George is followed by a young fan at a Turnour Island (T.I.) Braves match. (Submitted)
Enzo Wilson underwent surgery after suffering extensive burns in a fire that destroyed his family’s home on Halloween night. (GoFundMe photo)

5-year-old boy suffers serious burns in Cowichan Valley Halloween house fire

Dad and neighbours credited with saving child’s life

Enzo Wilson underwent surgery after suffering extensive burns in a fire that destroyed his family’s home on Halloween night. (GoFundMe photo)
Cowichan Tribes is doing extensive remediation work on the Cowichan and Koksilah rivers this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes’ river remediation projects underway

Work this fall relates to flood and erosion mitigation, protection of fish habitat

Cowichan Tribes is doing extensive remediation work on the Cowichan and Koksilah rivers this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kristine Williams jumps up to fire the ball back during a match at the Island single-A girls volleyball championships in 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan athletes among ISPARC Premier’s Award winners

Kristine Williams and Ellashani George honoured for athletic endeavours

Kristine Williams jumps up to fire the ball back during a match at the Island single-A girls volleyball championships in 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Members of Cowichan Tribes and their guests took the opportunity on July 1 to gather at the Si’em Lelum fields for an event that included reflection on the damage that Indian Residential Schools have done to Canada’s Indigenous people. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

July 1 a time of reflection for Cowichan Tribes and guests

Community gathering includes performance by Tzinquaw Dancers

Members of Cowichan Tribes and their guests took the opportunity on July 1 to gather at the Si’em Lelum fields for an event that included reflection on the damage that Indian Residential Schools have done to Canada’s Indigenous people. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Araminta, a Cowchan Tribes fisheries research boat, and its trailer were stolen on June 1. (Facebook photo)

Cowichan Tribes fisheries research boat stolen

The Araminta was stolen along with its trailer early on June 1

The Araminta, a Cowchan Tribes fisheries research boat, and its trailer were stolen on June 1. (Facebook photo)
Percentage of adults with at least one vaccine dose by community and local health area (LHA), as of May 24. (Source: B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

Cowichan Valley West has lowest vaccination rate on the Island

Cowichan Lake West local health region lags behind the rest of Vancouver Island with a 57% rate

Percentage of adults with at least one vaccine dose by community and local health area (LHA), as of May 24. (Source: B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has taken a medical leave of absence but expects to return soon. (Citizen file)

Chief William Seymour takes leave from office

Seymour will return once fully recovered

Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has taken a medical leave of absence but expects to return soon. (Citizen file)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Citizen file

More than 2,200 vaccinated at Cowichan Tribes clinics since January

‘It is important we continue to spread kindness, not COVID’

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Citizen file
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes open up vaccinations for members who are 40 and older. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes opens up vaccinations for members 18 and older

Vaccination sessions to be held over weekend

  • Feb 26, 2021
Cowichan Tribes open up vaccinations for members who are 40 and older. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes reports fourth death from COVID-19

Second doses of Pfizer vaccine expected on March 8

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes chief Squtxulenhuw (William Seymour) confirmed the first death in the First Nations community from COVID-19. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes confirms first death from COVID-19

Shelter-in-place order has been extended to Feb. 5

Cowichan Tribes chief Squtxulenhuw (William Seymour) confirmed the first death in the First Nations community from COVID-19. (File photo)
Residents of the Cowichan Valley decorated more than 55 vehicles with anti-racist slogans for a car rally in support of Cowichan Tribes on Saturday, January 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED with VIDEO: Dozens join anti-racism car rally and virtual panel in Cowichan Valley

Provincial ministry and BC Green caucus issue joint statement detailing concerns

Residents of the Cowichan Valley decorated more than 55 vehicles with anti-racist slogans for a car rally in support of Cowichan Tribes on Saturday, January 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes general manager Derek Thompson is photographed in Cowichan Bay, B.C., on January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Racism towards Cowichan Tribes in COVID-19 fight is denounced by federal minister

‘I don’t know what more there is to say, it’s disgusting’

Cowichan Tribes general manager Derek Thompson is photographed in Cowichan Bay, B.C., on January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Roll-out planned for Wednesday as community deals with outbreak

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)