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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

Business licensing plans for short-term rentals, B&Bs in CVRD move forward

Business licensing plans for short-term rentals, B&Bs in CVRD move forward

Plans to implement business licensing for short-term rental and bed and breakfast businesses in the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s electoral areas are moving forward
Pilot program to help deal with noise issues from anchored cargo vessls now permanent

Pilot program to help deal with noise issues from anchored cargo vessls now permanent

Pilot program intended to help deal with noise issues from cargo ships anchored off southern Gulf Islands and eastern Vancouver Island will become permanent.
Robert Barron column: We don't know how good we have it

Robert Barron column: We don't know how good we have it

Many just don’t appreciate how good they have it here in Canada.
Province says it is working hard on social issues like housing

Province says it is working hard on social issues like housing

The province recognizes that there is a continued need for more safe, indoor housing and shelter spaces in communities across B.C.
World's biggest hockey stick to be taken down in Duncan, turned into collectibles

World's biggest hockey stick to be taken down in Duncan, turned into collectibles

The world’s largest hockey stick will soon be gone, but people who are fond of it will soon be able to have a small piece of it for themselves.
Duncan to get new $7-million urgent and primary care centre

Duncan to get new $7-million urgent and primary care centre

Duncan will soon be getting a new $7-million urgent and primary care centre.
BC Bike Race returns to Crofton

BC Bike Race returns to Crofton

More than 600 mountain bikers from around the world will descend on Crofton on July 2-4 as the BC Bike Race returns to the community.
Coronation Avenue bike lanes project delayed

Coronation Avenue bike lanes project delayed

The City of Duncan’s project to install protected bike lanes with concrete buffers along each side of Coronation Avenue has been delayed
Robert Barron column: Mock court case goes sideways

Robert Barron column: Mock court case goes sideways

Sometimes you have to stand for principles over friendship.
Business Notes: Pacific Homes & Pacific Truss honours employees

Business Notes: Pacific Homes & Pacific Truss honours employees

A statement from the company said the employees’ commitment and hard work have been instrumental in the success and growth of the business
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