Sarah Simpson

Darlene Gwynn was last seen by family members on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing Cowichan woman found after search

Police say 59-year-old Darlene Gwynn in hospital, but safe and sound

Darlene Gwynn was last seen by family members on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17. (RCMP handout)
Lakeview Park beach and campground have been closed because bears have been attracted to the area. (Gazette file)

Bear concerns close Lake Cowichan campground, beach

Council closes Lakeview Park area due to safety concerns

Lakeview Park beach and campground have been closed because bears have been attracted to the area. (Gazette file)
The Willow Street Cafe is the sight of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event, Sept. 14. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

‘Coffee with a Cop’ coming to Chemainus

Mark your calendars for Sept. 14

The Willow Street Cafe is the sight of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event, Sept. 14. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (file)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (Citizen file photo)

Vancouver man dies in Vancouver Island tubing tragedy

A 56-year-old Vancouver man died after being carried through section of Cowichan River rapids

The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (file)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (Citizen file photo)
Tubing the Cowichan River is great summer fun but those who don’t get out at the recommended spots may find themselves in danger and in need of rescue. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Paraglider walks away from Island crash, stranded tubers need rescue help

Paraglider safe after Youbou crash, Cowichan SAR plucks stranded tubers from river

Tubing the Cowichan River is great summer fun but those who don’t get out at the recommended spots may find themselves in danger and in need of rescue. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
An avid flier, M5 owner Rod Lewis also has a float-mountain Carbon Cub aircraft carried on the aft deck, which captured the attention of those walking the dock to view the colossal craft. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
An avid flier, M5 owner Rod Lewis also has a float-mountain Carbon Cub aircraft carried on the aft deck, which captured the attention of those walking the dock to view the colossal craft. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
With two vials of lake water already collected, Jim Deck pours a vial of regular water into an empty vial to measure the amount of sunscreen in the air. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)

Volunteers take the plunge to test sunscreen levels in Cowichan Lake, river

Visitors coming to Cowichan Lake area from around the globe

With two vials of lake water already collected, Jim Deck pours a vial of regular water into an empty vial to measure the amount of sunscreen in the air. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
A map of the new bypass. (Courtesy of Dididaht First Nation)

Ditidaht Nation paving its own way to winter safety with help from San Group

Forest company donates cash, machines, manpower

A map of the new bypass. (Courtesy of Dididaht First Nation)
The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)

GoFundMe set up for widow of Cobble Hill crash victim

Michelle Paton is being supported by friends, family, neighbours

  • Jul 29, 2022
The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)
Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Developer hopes to welcome tenants back when Cowichan apartment building defects fixed

Municipality points the finger at developer’s engineers

Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)

One dead following Cobble Hill crash

The incident happened at the intersection of the highway and Hutchinson Road

The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)
North Cowichan has closed the forestry gates to vehicles to help prevent forest fires. (North Cowichan photo)

Hot weather, high fire risk prompts North Cowichan forestry gate closure

North Cowichan has closed the forestry gates at a number of locations…

North Cowichan has closed the forestry gates to vehicles to help prevent forest fires. (North Cowichan photo)
Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)

Billy Currington cancels B.C. Sunfest country music festival appearance

Classic rock legend Randy Bachman tapped to replace him at annual Vancouver Island bash

Sunfest is set to go on without Billy Currington. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival is back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)

Return of the Islands Folk Festival just around the corner after 2-year absence

This year’s roster of performers has a distinctly Vancouver Island and British Columbia focus

The Islands Folk Festival is back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
RCMP appeared to be investigating a serious crime on Jubilee Street near the intersection with Kenneth Street on the morning of July 16. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: RCMP investigating homicide in downtown Duncan

One man dead after overnight stabbing

RCMP appeared to be investigating a serious crime on Jubilee Street near the intersection with Kenneth Street on the morning of July 16. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A pellet hole pierced the back passenger side window of a woman’s vehicle at the same location of the most recent incident but just over a year prior. (Submitted photo)

Reports multiply of windows being shot out of occupied cars in downtown Duncan

Several similar incidents are being monitored by analyst RCMP say

A pellet hole pierced the back passenger side window of a woman’s vehicle at the same location of the most recent incident but just over a year prior. (Submitted photo)
A trailer loaded with logs that was being towed by a loaded logging truck tipped near 9045 Crofton Rd. Friday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m. Members of the Crofton fire department hosed the loose logs off the road. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Logging truck loses load on Crofton Road

Emergency services called from Crofton and Chemainus

A trailer loaded with logs that was being towed by a loaded logging truck tipped near 9045 Crofton Rd. Friday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m. Members of the Crofton fire department hosed the loose logs off the road. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Riley Ingham (Rylis) and the cat that helped him and his friends go viral. (Colton Davis photo)

Vancouver Islanders’ Garfield song goes viral on TikTok

15-second video amasses 1.8M on TikTok

Riley Ingham (Rylis) and the cat that helped him and his friends go viral. (Colton Davis photo)
The Crofton fire hall is on the agenda for another Alternative Approval Process. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Fire hall AAP greenlit by North Cowichan coucil

If the alternative approval process fails, the issue will go to referendum in October election

The Crofton fire hall is on the agenda for another Alternative Approval Process. (File photo by Don Bodger)