Sarah Simpson

Missing person Cameron Blake Beaven. (Submitted)

RCMP looking to identify woman linked to missing Cameron Blake Beaven

Cameron Blake Beaven was last spotted July 2

Missing person Cameron Blake Beaven. (Submitted)
The Lake Cowichan RCMP confirm missing persons Nadia Elkouni and Helmy Sherif have been safely located. (RCMP handout)

Missing elderly couple last seen near Honeymoon Bay found safe

Victoria residents had been heading from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew

The Lake Cowichan RCMP confirm missing persons Nadia Elkouni and Helmy Sherif have been safely located. (RCMP handout)
All four North Cowichan fire departments responded to a blaze on Hall Road Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: North Cowichan man dies in house fire

GoFundMe campaign launched to support family of Nate Haslam

All four North Cowichan fire departments responded to a blaze on Hall Road Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
All four North Cowichan fire departments responded to a blaze on Hall Road Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: North Cowichan man dies in house fire

GoFundMe campaign launched to support family of Nate Haslam

All four North Cowichan fire departments responded to a blaze on Hall Road Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Must of eastern Vancouver Island is in the red at Drought Level 4. (B.C. Drought Information Portal)

UPDATED: Cowichan on Stage 3 water restrictions due to Drought Level 4

Low spring rainfall amounts and extreme heat wave to blame for early summer drought

Must of eastern Vancouver Island is in the red at Drought Level 4. (B.C. Drought Information Portal)
An old home on Maple Bay Road goes up in flames despite the best efforts of firefighters. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Five halls, Forest Service put down fire on Maple Bay Road in Cowichan Valley

Structure fire spread to nearby brush, helicopter ordered

An old home on Maple Bay Road goes up in flames despite the best efforts of firefighters. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A totem burned atop the Malahat Drive in the early morning hours of July 2, is believed to be retaliation for the statue of Captain James Cook that anti-colonial activists allegedly toppled into Victoria’s Inner Harbour on July 1. (Odessa Strom photo)

Fire set to Malahat totem

Police believe action was retaliation for toppled Captain Cook statue

A totem burned atop the Malahat Drive in the early morning hours of July 2, is believed to be retaliation for the statue of Captain James Cook that anti-colonial activists allegedly toppled into Victoria’s Inner Harbour on July 1. (Odessa Strom photo)
The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 15. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)

Malahat Skywalk to open July 15

Visit Vancouver Island’s newest ‘ultimate natural high’

The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 15. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)
Things are looking up for Vancouver Island as zero COVID-19 cases have been reported for the first time since October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Island records zero new COVID-19 cases for the first time since October

For the first time since October, the province is reporting zero new…

Things are looking up for Vancouver Island as zero COVID-19 cases have been reported for the first time since October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
On May 17, Mark Hecht was officially acclaimed as the PPC candidate for the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Submitted)

PPC announce candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

The 44th Canadian federal election will take place on or before Oct. 16, 2023

On May 17, Mark Hecht was officially acclaimed as the PPC candidate for the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Submitted)
On May 17, Mark Hecht was officially acclaimed as the PPC candidate for the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Submitted)

PPC announces candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

The 44th Canadian federal election will take place on or before Oct. 16, 2023

On May 17, Mark Hecht was officially acclaimed as the PPC candidate for the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Submitted)
The body of Thomas Turner was found in the Cowichan River on May 21. (Facebook)

River victim named by family doing fundraising for funeral

Donations can be made to the Norcross Return-It centre

The body of Thomas Turner was found in the Cowichan River on May 21. (Facebook)
Police are at Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary but the students have been evacuated. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Gardener finds buried explosives, sparking evacuation of Cowichan school

Students removed from school in an ‘abundance of caution’

Police are at Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary but the students have been evacuated. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)

Sunfest country music bash won’t be shining on B.C. in 2021

Annual Vancouver Island Festival cancelled due to COVID-19, along with Laketown Shakedown

The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)
Pudge Bawa received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Black Tie Awards on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Submitted)

Black Tie winners announced during virtual awards event

Recipients gave speeches by phone while being live-streamed on YouTube

Pudge Bawa received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Black Tie Awards on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Submitted)
A police car at the scene of a child’s death Friday, April 9, at the Falcon Nest Motel in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

RCMP investigating child’s death at Duncan’s Falcon Nest Motel

First responders attended to a call about an unresponsive child at the…

A police car at the scene of a child’s death Friday, April 9, at the Falcon Nest Motel in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: RCMP investigating after child, 6, dies at motel in Duncan, B.C.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances around the child’s death

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Burst pipe shutters Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters

‘Significant’ water damage to at least two floors

The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for a suspect who filled a shopping cart with several hundred dollars of items, then activated the smoke grenade and then fled the store. (RCMP handout)

North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP ask for help identifying suspect in smoke grenade incident

RCMP ask for help identifying suspect in smoke grenade incident who fled in unique-looking car

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for a suspect who filled a shopping cart with several hundred dollars of items, then activated the smoke grenade and then fled the store. (RCMP handout)
Chemainus firefighters were called to the scene of a pedestrian incident on the Trans Canada Highway at Mount Sicker Road Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Highway worker recovering after being hit by tire near Chemainus

RCMP, WorkSafe investigating for criminality

Chemainus firefighters were called to the scene of a pedestrian incident on the Trans Canada Highway at Mount Sicker Road Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)