Lexi Bainas

Alistair Crawford speaks at a Lake Cowichan council meeting about ways to restrict power vessels on the upper Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Jet skis towing tubers on the river? Lake Cowichan council concerned

A Transport Canada rep says there is support for the town if they decide on restrictions

Alistair Crawford speaks at a Lake Cowichan council meeting about ways to restrict power vessels on the upper Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Justin Pambrun, general manager and dealer partner at Island Ford, says a rash of thefts of gas and other items from vehicles is a real headache for the dealership. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley car dealerships hit by thefts of gas and more

Drilling and syphoning gas, stealing shocks and converters: car crime is up: dealers say

Justin Pambrun, general manager and dealer partner at Island Ford, says a rash of thefts of gas and other items from vehicles is a real headache for the dealership. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
European gypsy moths (note the feather-like antennae) are an invasive species in North America, but the province is attempting to keep them from getting a foothold in B.C. by spraying for the moths in various parts of the province, including Lake Cowichan. (Photo by Marian Goldsmith/Used Under Common License)

Aerial spraying planned to prevent gyspy moth problem at Lake Cowichan

Invasive insects can travel widely, and cause significant damage: province

European gypsy moths (note the feather-like antennae) are an invasive species in North America, but the province is attempting to keep them from getting a foothold in B.C. by spraying for the moths in various parts of the province, including Lake Cowichan. (Photo by Marian Goldsmith/Used Under Common License)
It might be a good idea to take down your handicapped card when driving, Susan Lowe suggests, following a scary incident last weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Cowichan woman escapes after scary car plays ‘cat-and-mouse’, blocks road

On an isolated part of Cowichan Lake Road, two women are almost trapped following a bizarre incident

It might be a good idea to take down your handicapped card when driving, Susan Lowe suggests, following a scary incident last weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Stories from Yugoslavia: Reflection on Canadian Peacekeeping’ is a thoughtful suite of compositions by Emily Armour, inspired by moving conversations she has had with veterans of that little-discussed conflict. This photo is of Armour’s partner on duty in Yugoslavia. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Experiences of Bosnia/Croatia veterans inspires Cowichan pianist to compose suite

Armour’s compositions set the mood for Remembrance Day

‘Stories from Yugoslavia: Reflection on Canadian Peacekeeping’ is a thoughtful suite of compositions by Emily Armour, inspired by moving conversations she has had with veterans of that little-discussed conflict. This photo is of Armour’s partner on duty in Yugoslavia. (Submitted)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, in a dress by Eliza Faulkner, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

B.C.-raised designer crafts election night dress for PM Trudeau’s wife

Sophie Gregoire’s golden dress has a Cowichan Valley connection

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, in a dress by Eliza Faulkner, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Cera Qwulshemut, 15, is missing from Duncan. Contact RCMP if you know anything about her. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Missing Duncan teen Cera Qwulshemut found safe

15-year-old First Nations girl missing from in front of Shoppers Drug Mart

Cera Qwulshemut, 15, is missing from Duncan. Contact RCMP if you know anything about her. (Submitted)
Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend

Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend

Local Mounties asking for help in finding culprits

Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend
Police look for suspect after man, 85, punched in face in Vancouver Island road rage attack

Police look for suspect after man, 85, punched in face in Vancouver Island road rage attack

Police looking for info after 85-year-old man attacked in road rage incident on Herd Road Oct. 9

Police look for suspect after man, 85, punched in face in Vancouver Island road rage attack
85-year-old Crofton man punched in head in road rage attack

85-year-old Crofton man punched in head in road rage attack

Police looking for info after 85-year-old man attacked in road rage incident on Herd Road Oct. 9

85-year-old Crofton man punched in head in road rage attack
Valdy and pianist Karel Roessingh will be joined by bassist Ryan Tandy for a magical musical show. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Valdy and Guests: a magical musical evening is on tap at Crofton

With Karel Roessingh and Ryan Tandy on board, this Valdy show is sure to be a winner

Valdy and pianist Karel Roessingh will be joined by bassist Ryan Tandy for a magical musical show. (Submitted)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan in the summer of 2018. (Citizen file)

‘Youthful exuberance’ or ‘grievous deed’: opinion is divided on Trudeau’s ‘brown face’ costume

Local Liberal candidate asks voters to concentrate on Prime Minister’s political record

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan in the summer of 2018. (Citizen file)
NRG Research’s Cam Matthewson explains some of the findings from the North Cowichan Citizen Satisfaction Survey. (Photo by Lexi Bainas/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

VIDEO: Water issues lead the way in North Cowichan citizen survey

Older residents don’t like change or higher taxes, younger folks more flexible: survey results

NRG Research’s Cam Matthewson explains some of the findings from the North Cowichan Citizen Satisfaction Survey. (Photo by Lexi Bainas/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
North Cowichan council has called for demolition of problematic building at 9384 Cottonwood Rd. in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Controversial Chemainus building must be torn down

Weight of evidence from bylaw enforcement staff and police is enough for North Cowichan council

North Cowichan council has called for demolition of problematic building at 9384 Cottonwood Rd. in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The big fellow is making sure no one gets lost as they take a stroll along Johel Road in Lake Cowichan. (Kristy Convery photo)

VIDEO: B.C. elk family spotted while out for a morning stroll

Whole family out for a morning stroll is a showstopper in Lake Cowichan

The big fellow is making sure no one gets lost as they take a stroll along Johel Road in Lake Cowichan. (Kristy Convery photo)
Headliner Jason Aldean performs for a rapturous crowd at Sunfest 2019. For more from Sunfest, see page 17. (Kelsey McLean/Citizen)

Keith Urban to be back for Sunfest 2020 in Cowichan

A rainstorm Thursday didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits and Sunfest just got better from there

Headliner Jason Aldean performs for a rapturous crowd at Sunfest 2019. For more from Sunfest, see page 17. (Kelsey McLean/Citizen)
Government allows contaminated soil to remain at B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake

Government allows contaminated soil to remain at B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake

Community members now left to indefinitely monitor the site

Government allows contaminated soil to remain at B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake
Two-year-old Trinity Edward is all smiles as she goes for a horse ride in Charles Hoey Park during the 39 Days of July Children’s Day in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

B.C. music festival moves kids to tents because they’re ‘distracting’

Organizers of 39 Days in July in Duncan say rules may seem harsh, but performers need respect

Two-year-old Trinity Edward is all smiles as she goes for a horse ride in Charles Hoey Park during the 39 Days of July Children’s Day in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Woman dies in Shawnigan Lake rollover

Woman dies in Shawnigan Lake rollover

RCMP still looking for more information in single-vehicle crash

Woman dies in Shawnigan Lake rollover
It’s not even June but volunteers are out collecting stranded salmon fry and moving them to safety. (Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society photo)

Volunteers already rescuing fry from drying creekbeds around Cowichan Lake

It’s early but already salmon fry are being left high and dry

It’s not even June but volunteers are out collecting stranded salmon fry and moving them to safety. (Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society photo)