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Mounties have teamed up with Cowichan Community Policing and Engagement Society to enforce speed limits and educate drivers of their actual speeds in the Cowichan Valley. (RCMP handout)

Speed enforcement in Cowichan gathering steam

Volunteers, officers watching for speeders

 

A pickleball demonstration at the grand opening of the Shawnigan Lake pickleball courts on June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Big summer for Cowichan’s pickleball community

2 new facilities open in South Cowichan with total of 10 courts

 

The RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating Daniel Scott, who was reported missing on July 31. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing Duncan man found safe

UPDATE: Daniel Scott has been found safe. Those playing outdoors on the…

The RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating Daniel Scott, who was reported missing on July 31. (RCMP handout)
The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)

GoFundMe set up for widow of Cobble Hill crash victim

Michelle Paton is being supported by friends, family, neighbours

The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)
Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Cowichan Bay fire hall was built in 1977 and no longer complies with building codes. (Cowichan Bay Improvement District photo)

New $16 million fire hall for Cowichan Bay as AAP passes

Received 401 votes in opposition, just 47 votes shy of what was required to stop the project

The Cowichan Bay fire hall was built in 1977 and no longer complies with building codes. (Cowichan Bay Improvement District photo)
North Cowichan has closed the forestry gates to vehicles to help prevent forest fires. (North Cowichan photo)

Hot weather, high fire risk prompts North Cowichan forestry gate closure

North Cowichan has closed the forestry gates at a number of locations…

North Cowichan has closed the forestry gates to vehicles to help prevent forest fires. (North Cowichan photo)
North Cowichan is working to finalize its Master Transportation Plan. (File photo)

Resident input sought for North Cowichan’s Master Transportation Plan

Plan to guide the next 30 years of infrastructure

North Cowichan is working to finalize its Master Transportation Plan. (File photo)
Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)

Day 2 attraction Billy Currington cancels Sunfest appearance

Classic rock legend Randy Bachman tapped to replace him at annual country music festival

Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)

CPAG hosts exhibition by renowned Ojibway artist IceBear

Public opening reception on July 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Portals Gallery

  • Jul 19, 2022
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)
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Letter: Incentivize electric garden tools

Incentivize electric garden tools North Cowichan is considering to ban gas-powered garden…

  • Jul 18, 2022
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The Islands Folk Festival is back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)

Islands Folk Festival just around the corner

This year’s roster of performers has a distinctly Vancouver Island and British Columbia focus

The Islands Folk Festival is back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
Mike Coleman, who served as the mayor of Duncan for 22 years, died on June 29. Here, he attends his last council meeting in 2005. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Foundation poetry contest winners announced

Competition honours foundation founder Michael Coleman

Mike Coleman, who served as the mayor of Duncan for 22 years, died on June 29. Here, he attends his last council meeting in 2005. (Citizen file)
Recently 4-H members from across the Cowichan Valley participated in a scavenger hunt called the “4-H Road Rally” which took them all around the region. (Participant photo)

Cowichan’s 4-H community galloping along

There’s lots going on in Cowichan’s 4-H community these days, including the…

Recently 4-H members from across the Cowichan Valley participated in a scavenger hunt called the “4-H Road Rally” which took them all around the region. (Participant photo)
RCMP appeared to be investigating a serious crime on Jubilee Street near the intersection with Kenneth Street on the morning of July 16. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP appeared to be investigating a serious crime on Jubilee Street near the intersection with Kenneth Street on the morning of July 16. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
From bagpipers to clowns, and from firetrucks to dancers and pups, there was so much to see at this year’s Panago Parade on Duncan Day, July 9. The event was the first of its kind in the region following the pandemic and was part of a city-wide celebration. 
Photos by Kevin Rothbauer.
From bagpipers to clowns, and from firetrucks to dancers and pups, there was so much to see at this year’s Panago Parade on Duncan Day, July 9. The event was the first of its kind in the region following the pandemic and was part of a city-wide celebration. 
Photos by Kevin Rothbauer.
A Duncan man was sitting in his car at Hanks Handimart July 7 when the back window was shot at. (Submitted photo)

Reports multiply of windows being shot out of occupied cars in downtown Duncan

Several similar incidents are being monitored by analyst RCMP say

A Duncan man was sitting in his car at Hanks Handimart July 7 when the back window was shot at. (Submitted photo)
Members of Tseshaht First Nation perform a prayer song at Tsehaht Market for Amber Manthorne on Sunday, June 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Cowichan region Search and Rescue teams join search for Amber Manthorne

Friends, family gather for strength as search for missing Port Alberni woman continues

Members of Tseshaht First Nation perform a prayer song at Tsehaht Market for Amber Manthorne on Sunday, June 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Download the Alertable app to stay up to date on community emergency notifications. (City of Surrey photo)

Debit, 911 service down for many in the Cowichan Valley

Rogers aware of the coast-to-coast outages

Download the Alertable app to stay up to date on community emergency notifications. (City of Surrey photo)