Robert Barron

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (File photo)

Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (File photo)
The frequent disruptions to water service in Chemainus are expected to be a lot less after North Cowichan replaces the Smiley Road water main. (File photo)

Smiley Road water main in Chemainus to be replaced

The $890,000 project expected to be completed this spring

The frequent disruptions to water service in Chemainus are expected to be a lot less after North Cowichan replaces the Smiley Road water main. (File photo)
The Municipality of North Cowichan is considering switching to automated systems for waste collection. (File photo)

North Cowichan looking at switching to automated waste collection

Staff to prepare cost estimates, arrange public consultations

The Municipality of North Cowichan is considering switching to automated systems for waste collection. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has confirmed that two more members of the First Nation died last weekend from COVID-19. (File photo)

Two young adults from Cowichan Tribes have died of COVID-19

Shelter-in-place order extended to March 5

Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has confirmed that two more members of the First Nation died last weekend from COVID-19. (File photo)
Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman needs a kidney donation

Paula Charlie hopes a match will be found

Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)
Water and sewer rates are going up in Chemainus, Crofton and the south end. (File photo)

Water and sewer rates going up in Crofton, Chemainus and south end

Funding needed to help pay for capital projects

Water and sewer rates are going up in Chemainus, Crofton and the south end. (File photo)
Rogers Communication is proposing to place two more cell towers in North Cowichan. (File photo)

North Cowichan considering two new cell towers

Rogers Communications to hold public consultations

Rogers Communication is proposing to place two more cell towers in North Cowichan. (File photo)
The Cowichan Valley will need an additional 5,000 housing units by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to a new report. (File photo)

Cowichan simply doesn’t have enough homes for growing population

5,000 new housing units needed by 2025 according to CVRD report

The Cowichan Valley will need an additional 5,000 housing units by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to a new report. (File photo)
At least 50 trees have been illegally cut down in North Cowichan’s forest reserve. (File photo)

Trees being illegally cut down in North Cowichan’s forest reserve

More than 50 cut down so far; RCMP investigating

At least 50 trees have been illegally cut down in North Cowichan’s forest reserve. (File photo)
More female realtors on Vancouver Island are reporting thery are being harassed by phone calls and texts of a sexual nature. (File photo)

More Island realtors targets of sexually charged texts and calls

At least eight more cases on Island now

More female realtors on Vancouver Island are reporting thery are being harassed by phone calls and texts of a sexual nature. (File photo)
Concerns have been raised about Fallen for Nails, Hair & Beauty Salon, located at 371 Brae St. along with a number of other businesses, regarding the lack of use of masks by staff and patrons of the salon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATE: Maskless salon in Duncan subject of complaints by business neighbours

Duncan business facing increased pressure over flouting COVID-19 rules

Concerns have been raised about Fallen for Nails, Hair & Beauty Salon, located at 371 Brae St. along with a number of other businesses, regarding the lack of use of masks by staff and patrons of the salon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)

Search continues for Keno, dog lost in Cowichan thought to be in Coombs area

Husky/shepherd cross went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25

The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)
Ian Mackay, president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, said realtors should be on the alert after a realtor from Duncan and more than two dozen on the mainland reported being sexually harassed by phone and text. (File photo)

Vancouver Island realtor sexually harassed on phone, texts

Island woman among dozens of realtors in B.C. being targeted by similar behaviour

Ian Mackay, president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, said realtors should be on the alert after a realtor from Duncan and more than two dozen on the mainland reported being sexually harassed by phone and text. (File photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019. (FIle photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019. (Citizen file)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019. (FIle photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019. (Citizen file)
Willow the dog has been found. The Labradoodle has been missing since Jan. 31 when he escaped from a fatal car accident on Gibbins Road. (File photo)

Willow the dog located in Duncan following fatal crash

Labradoodle was in fatal accident on Jan. 31

Willow the dog has been found. The Labradoodle has been missing since Jan. 31 when he escaped from a fatal car accident on Gibbins Road. (File photo)
Searchers are asking the public to keep their eyes open for Willow, a black Labradoodle that fled from a car involved in a fatal accident on the grounds of Cowichan District Hospital on Jan. 31. (Submitted photo)

Dog missing from fatal accident scene in Duncan

Public asked to keep an eye out for Willow

Searchers are asking the public to keep their eyes open for Willow, a black Labradoodle that fled from a car involved in a fatal accident on the grounds of Cowichan District Hospital on Jan. 31. (Submitted photo)
Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)

CVRD looks to move forward with flood mapping of Chemainus River

River saw historic flooding in rain event last year

Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)
The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (Submitted photo)

Lost Duncan dog believed to have travelled at least 100 km to Coombs area

Owner still searching after Keno went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25

The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (Submitted photo)
North Cowichan has joined the growing number of local governments opposed to the anchorage of freighters in waters close to the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

North Cowichan joins fight against freighter anchorages

Concerns raised about environmental and other impacts of anchored ships

North Cowichan has joined the growing number of local governments opposed to the anchorage of freighters in waters close to the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)