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The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Isles victorious before league shutdown

The Kerry Park Islanders were able to sneak in one last game…

 

Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Lake community comes together to help family get vital pool

Oliver Finlayson, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hydrotherapy is a big help

 

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals’ exhibition season cut short

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

 

Gracie couldn’t stop nursing from her previous owner’s goats which was problematic given the goats were trying to be dried out to breed. Gracie now lives at A Home for Hooves. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan animal sanctuary gets international accreditation

A Home for Hooves farm sanctuary accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Gracie couldn’t stop nursing from her previous owner’s goats which was problematic given the goats were trying to be dried out to breed. Gracie now lives at A Home for Hooves. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Soccer in Cowichan put on hold due to COVID-19

“We have a temporary clarification that we can’t travel to other communities”

The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Capitals’ weekend games postponed

The BCHL has announced the cancellation of all weekend games, including the…

Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Cowichan Valley RCMP investigating ‘dangerous’ thefts from traffic lights

At least four cases where batteries were stolen from lights or electronic signs

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A structure fire at Farmer Ben’s on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Cowichan Valley egg farm cleaning up after devastating fire

Nearly 9,000 chickens killed in blaze at Farmer Ben’s

A structure fire at Farmer Ben’s on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Wreaths surround the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan following the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Small ceremony marks Remembrance Day in Duncan

Check out photos from the event

Wreaths surround the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan following the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims chickens, barn at Herd Road egg farm

Farmer Ben’s Eggs owns the facility

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot

Defence keeps NIFA in it until the end

Div. 3 women lose third straight

NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)

Cowichan Masters battle for Sherman turf supremacy

Cowichan 49ers prevail over Steelheads

The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)
Fury’s Alex Smith.

Cowichan Farm Store Fury make it two in a row

Quw’utsun FC falls 3-0 to Sooke

Fury’s Alex Smith.
Candace Spilsbury continues on for another term as the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)
Candace Spilsbury continues on for another term as the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)
A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)

Caps contest a casualty of COVID-19 concerns

Visiting Powell River part of a health region shut down by the provincial health officer

A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)
From left, Cowichan Hospice executive director Gretchen Hartley, arborist Warren Walters, Sarah Stokes of Dinter Nursery, and Duncan city councillor Carol Newington put the finishing touches on a newly planted apple tree in Centennial Park, grown from a cutting off a beloved tree that had to be cut down in the Cairnsmore neighbourbood. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cairnsmore apple tree gets new life in Duncan’s Centennial Park

Four cuttings live on from beloved tree on hospice site

From left, Cowichan Hospice executive director Gretchen Hartley, arborist Warren Walters, Sarah Stokes of Dinter Nursery, and Duncan city councillor Carol Newington put the finishing touches on a newly planted apple tree in Centennial Park, grown from a cutting off a beloved tree that had to be cut down in the Cairnsmore neighbourbood. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP are looking for a missing Duncan man. Darren Petrie,57, is a Caucasian man, standing six-feet-tall. He has a slim build, has balding brown hair, and he walks with a limp. Police say no photo is available at this time. (Citizen file)
RCMP are looking for a missing Duncan man. Darren Petrie,57, is a Caucasian man, standing six-feet-tall. He has a slim build, has balding brown hair, and he walks with a limp. Police say no photo is available at this time. (Citizen file)
Police were able to talk a distraught man off a hotel roof in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 5. (Citizen file)

Highway closed in Duncan as police talk man off roof

The man had not been responding to requests to come down safely.

Police were able to talk a distraught man off a hotel roof in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 5. (Citizen file)
Veterans can ride the bus for free during the lead up to Remembrance Day in Cowichan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan veterans ride transit free for Veterans’ Week

All bus service will be free on Remembrance Day

Veterans can ride the bus for free during the lead up to Remembrance Day in Cowichan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)