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Gusting winds caused power outages and other damage across the Cowichan Valley Monday afternoon and evening. A tree fell onto this car while the occupants were driving in the Cowichan Valley Monday evening. (Courtesy of IG: @fuelforthesole)

UPDATE: Branch smashes car window as Cowichan hit hard by windstorm

Thousands left without power in the Cowichan Valley region

 

Duncan's James Walsh (left) and Abbotsford's Douglas Snitchuk recently won $1 million with Lotto Max. (Submitted)

Friends from Abbotsford and Duncan split $1 million lottery prize

Abbotsford’s Douglas Snitchuk and Duncan’s James Walsh win big on Lotto Max

Duncan's James Walsh (left) and Abbotsford's Douglas Snitchuk recently won $1 million with Lotto Max. (Submitted)
Duncan lawn bowlers Bill Ferguson, Jim Irvine and Mike Schnarr qualified for nationals by finishing second at the Provincial Senior Triples Tournament in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted by Betty Burnett)

Cowichan trio qualifies for lawn bowling nationals

Ferguson, Irvine and Schnarr place second at provincials in Qualicum Beach

  • Sep 5, 2022
Duncan lawn bowlers Bill Ferguson, Jim Irvine and Mike Schnarr qualified for nationals by finishing second at the Provincial Senior Triples Tournament in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted by Betty Burnett)
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Nominations are open for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Nominations open for North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame

First inductions since 2019 will take place this November

Nominations are open for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bellybutton Hedgehog. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)

Travelling exhibit on B.C.’s marvellous mushrooms visits Cowichan Valley Museum

Royal BC Museum display on until March 11

  • Jan 20, 2022
Bellybutton Hedgehog. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)
The larger-than-life, 12-foot twinkling ornament on the stage at City Square in Downtown Duncan is a favourite with kids and the selfie set! Ian Locke photo

Downtown Duncan sets the scene for holiday magic this Christmas season

The lights, the sounds, the holiday treats … Christmas is coming to…

The larger-than-life, 12-foot twinkling ornament on the stage at City Square in Downtown Duncan is a favourite with kids and the selfie set! Ian Locke photo
This summer, the Downtown Duncan BIA and the City of Duncan have opened the Station Street Common – new for summer 2021!

New outdoor options expand al fresco dining in Downtown Duncan

Downtown Duncan BIA partners with the City of Duncan on Station Street Common

  • Jul 20, 2021
This summer, the Downtown Duncan BIA and the City of Duncan have opened the Station Street Common – new for summer 2021!
(NEWS FILE PHOTO)
(NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Mike Coleman makes his entrance as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards in 2014. (Citizen file)

Longtime Duncan mayor Mike Coleman has died

Being mayor for more than two decades is far from the extent of Coleman’s legacy

Mike Coleman makes his entrance as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards in 2014. (Citizen file)
DAVID VAN DEVENTER

Cowichan Citizen and Lake Cowichan Gazette announce new publisher

David van Deventer has been with Black Press Media since 2014

  • Jun 16, 2021
DAVID VAN DEVENTER
The MS Society flag flies at Duncan city hall to mark MS Awareness Month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan and CVRD help mark MS Awareness Month

MS Walk scales back, but fundraisers are still vital for MS Society

The MS Society flag flies at Duncan city hall to mark MS Awareness Month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Downtown Duncan BIA executive director, Amanda Vance, Mayor Michelle Staples, Chief William Seymour and other project participants celebrated the installation of Hul’q’umi’num’ signs. Photo courtesy Downtown Duncan BIA

Cowichan street sign project honours Indigenous history and culture

Hul’q’umi’num’ street signs boost cultural recognition in Downtown Duncan

Downtown Duncan BIA executive director, Amanda Vance, Mayor Michelle Staples, Chief William Seymour and other project participants celebrated the installation of Hul’q’umi’num’ signs. Photo courtesy Downtown Duncan BIA
Sweet gum trees like this one in City Square will be replaced over the next three years. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan plans big tree replacement project for downtown

Sweet gums in City Square and along Station Street will go over the next three years

Sweet gum trees like this one in City Square will be replaced over the next three years. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Finn Coogan, 23, was found dead on May 4, 2019, at the apartment he shared with his brother after RCMP were called for a report of a fight. (Facebook/In Loving Memory of Finn Coogan)

Duncan man found not criminally responsible in slaying of younger brother

Expert witnesses said Daniel Coogan was suffering from psychotic episode during attack

Finn Coogan, 23, was found dead on May 4, 2019, at the apartment he shared with his brother after RCMP were called for a report of a fight. (Facebook/In Loving Memory of Finn Coogan)
Duncan Christian School athletic director Tom Veenstra received the City of Duncan’s Perpetual Trophy for Excellence and Sportsmanship during a Zoom ceremony earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian’s Tom Veenstra honoured with City of Duncan sports award

Athletic director has boosted school and Cowichan Valley sports for more than three decades

Duncan Christian School athletic director Tom Veenstra received the City of Duncan’s Perpetual Trophy for Excellence and Sportsmanship during a Zoom ceremony earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan’s Whistler Street sees a fresh lick of paint in opioid battle

Group wants to help clean up community, one street at a time

Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Discover Duncan

Discover Duncan

An inviting region of quaint communities, outdoor recreation and agricultural attractions

  • Apr 23, 2020
Discover Duncan