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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

City of Duncan’s Station Street project delayed

City of Duncan’s Station Street project delayed

Construction bids come in over budget
Police release details of vehicle in fatal April 18 hit-and-run near Duncan

Police release details of vehicle in fatal April 18 hit-and-run near Duncan

Car is a 2011-2013 model Hyundai Elantra
Work on new organics-waste building at Cowichan’s Bings Creek to begin this year

Work on new organics-waste building at Cowichan’s Bings Creek to begin this year

Project supported with $6 million in federal funding
Robert Barron column: I’ve been working for newspapers for a long time

Robert Barron column: I’ve been working for newspapers for a long time

I would stumble out of bed before dawn each morning
Langford donates fire truck to Malahat Fire Hall

Langford donates fire truck to Malahat Fire Hall

Freightliner truck will better equip fire volunteers for emergencies
Larger water systems in Cowichan ‘generally’ in good shape, CVRD told

Larger water systems in Cowichan ‘generally’ in good shape, CVRD told

But some of the smaller water systems need support
Business notes: North Cowichan’s CAO recognized for long service

Business notes: North Cowichan’s CAO recognized for long service

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business communtiy
Most of Cowichan’s Mays Road now off limits to heavy trucks

Most of Cowichan’s Mays Road now off limits to heavy trucks

North Cowichan also decides to suspend heavy-truck restriction on Bell McKinnon Road
Cowichan Valley Regional District to clamp down on short-term rentals

Cowichan Valley Regional District to clamp down on short-term rentals

Hundreds are currently operating illegally in the district
Cowichan’s Magdalena apartment complex re-opens after fixing structural issues

Cowichan’s Magdalena apartment complex re-opens after fixing structural issues

Most residents vacated the building during the renovations
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