Andrea Rondeau

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (File photo

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

Contract awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (File photo
Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)

Islands Folk Festival cancelled in Cowichan for 2020

While we are disappointed, we stand behind the government’s decision

Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
2 arrested in bust of social media app drug operation in Cowichan

2 arrested in bust of social media app drug operation in Cowichan

Quantities of suspected MDMA and Shatter, a marijuana derivative and benzodiazepine, were seized.

2 arrested in bust of social media app drug operation in Cowichan
VIDEO: One person treated for minor burns in Crofton fire

VIDEO: One person treated for minor burns in Crofton fire

Firefighters were called out at 7 a.m. to a blaze at the Twin Gables Motel

VIDEO: One person treated for minor burns in Crofton fire
Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

The CVRD will also be opening a resiliency centre at the Cowichan Community Centre

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley
Residents evacuated from Crofton, roads closed as CVRD declares state of emergency due to flooding

Residents evacuated from Crofton, roads closed as CVRD declares state of emergency due to flooding

The centre is hosting about 28 evacuated residents from North Cowichan and the Halalt First Nation.

Residents evacuated from Crofton, roads closed as CVRD declares state of emergency due to flooding
Firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

What will finally be enough to wake up the world to climate change?

How many photos and videos of disasters will it take before we stop wasting time?

Firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Police have released photos of two persons of interest in the homicides on Christmas Eve in Duncan. (North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP photos)

RCMP release video, photos of two people of interest in Christmas Eve homicides in Duncan

The first person of interest is described as possibly a Caucasian male

Police have released photos of two persons of interest in the homicides on Christmas Eve in Duncan. (North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP photos)
RCMP on scene. Image: Andrea Rondeau

Police investigating homicide in Duncan on Christmas Day

Nearby in Charles Hoey Park, a tent had been set up.

RCMP on scene. Image: Andrea Rondeau
Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site

Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site

The forfeiture proceedings do not impact the closure plan for the landfill site

Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site
1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to the scene at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested two men and seized a significant amount of drugs in a bust on Oct. 22. (file photo)

Two arrested, 70 packages of drugs seized in Duncan bust

“Our investigators were at the right place”

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested two men and seized a significant amount of drugs in a bust on Oct. 22. (file photo)
Alistair MacGregor and the NDP win Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

Alistair MacGregor and the NDP win Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

Incumbent NDP candidate Alistair MacGregor has won the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding. With 203…

Alistair MacGregor and the NDP win Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding
Tax increase of six per cent unacceptable

Tax increase of six per cent unacceptable

North Cowichan needs to look to its own balance sheet and find some savings

Tax increase of six per cent unacceptable
Search and Rescue teams and an RCMP helicopter on Heather Mountain during the search for a lost 55-year-old hiker. (Patty Abbott photo)

Duncan woman found safe and sound on Heather Mountain after two-day ordeal

Alone, lost on the mountain with a chilly wet night setting in, the lost hiker did everything right

Search and Rescue teams and an RCMP helicopter on Heather Mountain during the search for a lost 55-year-old hiker. (Patty Abbott photo)
Loved ones looking for help after Cowichan Bay man attacked, suffers cracked skull

Loved ones looking for help after Cowichan Bay man attacked, suffers cracked skull

A well-known Cowichan Bay couple needs help, after an attack at Pier…

Loved ones looking for help after Cowichan Bay man attacked, suffers cracked skull
Zip line rescue call at Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes ends in smiles
Zip line rescue call at Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes ends in smiles
Rescue crews called to Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes for zipline rescue
Rescue crews called to Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes for zipline rescue
Rescue crews called to Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes for zipline rescue

Rescue crews called to Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes for zipline rescue

Person reported stuck 60 to 70 feet in the air

Rescue crews called to Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes for zipline rescue