Cowichan Valley Regional District

Laurie Milton was out looking for wildlife to photograph when she came across a Giant Pacific octopus. (Laurie Milton photo)

Island shutterbug gets surprise close-up look at giant octopus on Cowichan beach

Giant Pacific octopus one of the largest species in the world

 

The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Teams rally after permit for Saltair ball field use denied

Final pitch made to the CVRD board before official decision reached

 

This stolen 2018 Ford F550 with a BC Licence Plate of PH6784 has a Rental Zip logo on the doors. (RCMP Handout)

Distinctive truck stolen from Cobble Hill makes a pit-stop at Millstream McDonald’s

Police asking Millstream area businesses to review surveillance footage

This stolen 2018 Ford F550 with a BC Licence Plate of PH6784 has a Rental Zip logo on the doors. (RCMP Handout)
The area around the Meadow Glen Apartments and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment dealt with significant flooding in mid November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The area around the Meadow Glen Apartments and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment dealt with significant flooding in mid November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads in Duncan on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Cowichan flood update: Evacuation order for Allenby Road campground rescinded

Recovery efforts underway, with waters receding in most areas

A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads in Duncan on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)
David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)
The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Burst pipe shutters Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters

‘Significant’ water damage to at least two floors

The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)

Extensive vandalism at Cowichan’s Spectacle Lake Park

Picnic table cut, beer bottles smashed, sign shot with BBs

Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)
Ben Maartman, pictured in his ‘farm office’ has been elected as Area H director. (Ben Maartman photo)
Ben Maartman, pictured in his ‘farm office’ has been elected as Area H director. (Ben Maartman photo)
The bus is free to ride on Oct. 24 so voters can get to the polls to cast their ballots in the provincial election. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Free transit on Election Day in Cowichan

all day and on all regular routes

The bus is free to ride on Oct. 24 so voters can get to the polls to cast their ballots in the provincial election. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Fireworks are against bylaws in most of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, unless you have a permit. Check with your local government before you plan your display. (Citizen file)

Halloween fireworks displays in Cowichan require a permit

The CVRD’s fireworks safety page makes recommendations

Fireworks are against bylaws in most of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, unless you have a permit. Check with your local government before you plan your display. (Citizen file)
Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC

Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC

AVICC provides a voice for Island communities

Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC
CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Valley Regional District will reopen three arenas in August

Ice will go back in at Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Community Centre and Kerry Park

CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)
Owners of the Kingzett Lake quarry are pleading with residents to stay away from the property as they work toward making in a public park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Shawnigan Lake quarry owners enforcing closure

Fatal accident a ‘mitigating factor’

Owners of the Kingzett Lake quarry are pleading with residents to stay away from the property as they work toward making in a public park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The CVRD has created a plan for child care in the region over the next 10 years. (Black Press file photo)

CVRD creates plan to fill child care chasm in Cowichan over next decade

Spaces and costs are main concerns for area families

The CVRD has created a plan for child care in the region over the next 10 years. (Black Press file photo)
Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said there will be no tax relief from the district this year to help residents deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)

CVRD says no tax relief during COVID-19 crisis

Budget for 2020 set in December

Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said there will be no tax relief from the district this year to help residents deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)
A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

A contract has been awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

Investigation into mass killing underway

  • Apr 20, 2020
CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia