Cowichan News Staff

Shawnigan Lake RCMP seeks help from the public in locating Janet Klassen, 81, who went missing on jan. 24. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Body of missing Shawnigan woman found, no criminality suspected, say RCMP

Janet Klassen reported missing on Jan. 24

Shawnigan Lake RCMP seeks help from the public in locating Janet Klassen, 81, who went missing on jan. 24. (RCMP photo)
Tires on at least 13 vehicles in the Cobble Hill area were slashed in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. The RCMP are investigating. (Citizen file photo)
Tires on at least 13 vehicles in the Cobble Hill area were slashed in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. The RCMP are investigating. (Citizen file photo)
Police have arrested two after a break-and-enter in Youbou on Dec. 23, 2022. (Gazette file)

Police arrest 2 after B&E in Youbou

One suspect taken to hospital for exposure

Police have arrested two after a break-and-enter in Youbou on Dec. 23, 2022. (Gazette file)
The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)

All aboard! Christmas Express set ride again in Cowichan

Crafts, fire pits, indoor entertainment, miniature Christmas Village at the Forest Discovery Centre

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)
Police warn of “sextortion” cyber scams. (Citizen file photo)

Police warn of huge jump in “sextortion” scams in Cowichan

Online sex scams have increased in the region by 163 per cent since last year

Police warn of “sextortion” cyber scams. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
Cowichan moves to Stage 4 water restrictions. (Citizen file photo)

Cowichan moves to most extreme water restrictions ever

But rain is forecast in the coming days

Cowichan moves to Stage 4 water restrictions. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan pauses renaming requests for its facilities, parks and other public assets. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan pauses renaming requests

Satt developing more equitable and collaborative direction

North Cowichan pauses renaming requests for its facilities, parks and other public assets. (Citizen file photo)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)

Salish Bear Totem returned to Malahat summit

Totem set on fire last year

A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
Cowichan voters will vote in a referendum during the municipal elections on Oct. 15 in which they will be asked if they want to switch to a user-based funding model for nine significant recreational facilities in the region, including the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena (pictured). (File photo)
Cowichan voters will vote in a referendum during the municipal elections on Oct. 15 in which they will be asked if they want to switch to a user-based funding model for nine significant recreational facilities in the region, including the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena (pictured). (File photo)
The aging Crofton fire hall will be replaced after successful AAP process. (File photo)

$4.8-million project to replace Crofton fire hall will proceed

Just six voted against it in AAP process

The aging Crofton fire hall will be replaced after successful AAP process. (File photo)
Duncan woman arrested after drug bust at a city home found a variety of drugs and cash. (RCMP photo)

Duncan woman arrested during drug raid

44-year-old had a variety of drugs and cash in home

Duncan woman arrested after drug bust at a city home found a variety of drugs and cash. (RCMP photo)
Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

RCMP catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

Six drivers also ticketed for excessive speeding

Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, said all British Columbians should have the right to support themselves and their families and live with dignity. (File photo)

Province providing funding for Cowichan Valley poverty-reduction projects

North Cowichan, Duncan, Lake Cowichan and Ladysmith among grant recipients

Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, said all British Columbians should have the right to support themselves and their families and live with dignity. (File photo)
The CVRD will receive $550,000 from the province to help support recovery work after the major flooding last November which inundated many parts of the district, including Pinson’s Corner (pictured) outside Crofton. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

CVRD gets $550,000 from province for flood recovery

District one of 10 communities to receive a total of $53.6 million

The CVRD will receive $550,000 from the province to help support recovery work after the major flooding last November which inundated many parts of the district, including Pinson’s Corner (pictured) outside Crofton. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
Long-time North Cowichan city councillor George Seymour has died. (Submitted photo)

Long-time North Cowichan councillor George Seymour dies

Flags at municipal hall flying at half staff

Long-time North Cowichan city councillor George Seymour has died. (Submitted photo)
Jesse Bennett is missing with his seven-year-old daughter Violet. (RCMP handout)

New photos released in case of missing Cowichan Valley father and daughter

Bennett reported missing along with daughter Voilet on Jan. 23

Jesse Bennett is missing with his seven-year-old daughter Violet. (RCMP handout)
Cowichan Tribes members are voting on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that, if passed, will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes to vote on deal to put control over education back in its hands

First Nation has been negotiating with federal government on landmark agreement for 15 years

Cowichan Tribes members are voting on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that, if passed, will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

2-week shutdown coming to Crofton mill in November

Both the paper and pulp operations at the mill will be curtailed from Nov. 9 until about Nov. 24

Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
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