Robert Barron

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)

Fire claims everything Cowichan family owned

Family not at home at time

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)
Charges stayed in road-rage incident in 2019. (File photo)

Charges in Cowichan road-rage incident stayed by Crown

Crofton’s Jeffrey Robert Pfeifer was charged after incident in 2019

Charges stayed in road-rage incident in 2019. (File photo)
The RCMP are alleging some of its members were assaulted at a Fairy Creek protest camp. (File photo)

RCMP say logging protesters assaulted officers at Fairy Creek camp

Protest group says police actions illegal

The RCMP are alleging some of its members were assaulted at a Fairy Creek protest camp. (File photo)
The Cowichan Aquatic Centre now requires proof-of-vaccination from all its users. (File photo)

Proof of vaccination now required for pool area at Cowichan Aquatic Centre

Island Health says honour system not working

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre now requires proof-of-vaccination from all its users. (File photo)
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North Cowichan grants up to $82,000 for food hub

Funding to cover building and development permit fees

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Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Rental crunch leaves Island worker sleeping in his cold truck for more than a month

High costs, lack of options making it hard for construction worker to find shelter near his work

Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
It’s getting to be wearisome and worrisome for operations manager Tammy Calverley, left, and co-owner France Bournazel to always be dealing with flooding at Russell Farm Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Siebring wants comprehensive strategy to deal with ongoing flooding

North Cowichan mayor points out it’s the responsibility of senior levels of government

It’s getting to be wearisome and worrisome for operations manager Tammy Calverley, left, and co-owner France Bournazel to always be dealing with flooding at Russell Farm Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rick Corden stands next to the new pole on Gibbins Road in front of his house that replaced one that was sheared off by a car in June. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Long-running ICBC claim over collateral damage to his house frustrates Cowichan man

Rick Corden waiting for settlement since June after car hit power pole, blowing out his electrical

Rick Corden stands next to the new pole on Gibbins Road in front of his house that replaced one that was sheared off by a car in June. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
This large sign with North Cowichan’s now retired coat of arms on it that was located adjacent to the main door at Municipal Hall will be donated to the Chemainus Museum. (File photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan’s retired coat of arms heading to Chemainus Valley Museum

Museum expressed interest in acquiring artifacts to display

This large sign with North Cowichan’s now retired coat of arms on it that was located adjacent to the main door at Municipal Hall will be donated to the Chemainus Museum. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Troubled Duncan highway corridor chasing business away

Discarded needles, graffiti and even small fires plaguing area shops

Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP photo)

3 B.C. RCMP officers sent to hospital after logs topple onto cruisers

Injuries non-life threatening in Vancouver Island incident near Cowichan Lake

A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP photo)
Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

3 wreaths trashed at Duncan Cenotaph

“These wreaths are meant to commemorate the people who died fighting for their country”

Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)

North Cowichan wins appeal, denying Motorsport Circuit expansion

Judges not persuaded by VIMC’s arguments

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)
One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One person dead after worksite accident in Duncan

Death occurred at auto-wrecking yard on Boys Road

One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake is planning an approximately $50-million expansion. (photo from St. John’s Academy website)

$50-million expansion coming for private school in Shawnigan Lake

Project at St. John’s Academy could see hundreds of new jobs

St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake is planning an approximately $50-million expansion. (photo from St. John’s Academy website)
Vaccine cards not required for activities at the pool, sauna and steam room at B.C. facilities like the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. (File photo)

Users sweating the details, no vaccine cards required for B.C. steam rooms, saunas

Some users steamed, but Public Health Office says it’s based on medical data

Vaccine cards not required for activities at the pool, sauna and steam room at B.C. facilities like the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. (File photo)
A motion by North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice (pictured) that could have limited delegations at council meetings failed in a 4-3 vote. (File photo)

Motion to limit delegations on land-use at North Cowichan council fails

Majority of council felt it would hamper public transparency

A motion by North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice (pictured) that could have limited delegations at council meetings failed in a 4-3 vote. (File photo)
A northbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway has been closed due to a crash at Kilmalu Road. (Screenshot)
A northbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway has been closed due to a crash at Kilmalu Road. (Screenshot)
A motion by North Cowichan Coun. Rosalie Sawrie for the municipality to switch to gender-neutral language was passed unanimously by council. (File photo)

North Cowichan to switch to gender-neutral language

Municipality looks to be more inclusive and diverse

A motion by North Cowichan Coun. Rosalie Sawrie for the municipality to switch to gender-neutral language was passed unanimously by council. (File photo)
Discussions around logging versus using carbon offsets to attain revenue from North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve during the municipality’s ongoing forest review will come at a later date in the process. (File photo)
Discussions around logging versus using carbon offsets to attain revenue from North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve during the municipality’s ongoing forest review will come at a later date in the process. (File photo)