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Alana DeLong fell short in her bid to win the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding. (Photo submitted)

National election result perplexing to Cowichan-Malahat-Langford’s runner-up DeLong

Conservative candidate felt chances of a minority government for her party were strong

Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Monday night, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NDP’s MacGregor wins convincing victory in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Third-term MP sees housing as No. 1 issue in his riding

Lia Versaevel, the Green Party candidate in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Leadership squabble didn’t help Versaevel’s Green campaign in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Late entry into the race made the campaign a blur

Blair Herbert, the Liberal candidate in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came third on election night. (File photo)

Liberal Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidate Herbert hoped for different outcome

Herbert comes third in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Blair Herbert, the Liberal candidate in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came third on election night. (File photo)
Mark Hecht, the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came in last place in the riding in the federal election. He said nothing was gained by it. (File photo)
Mark Hecht, the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came in last place in the riding in the federal election. He said nothing was gained by it. (File photo)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Election night doesn’t yield a winner in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP’s Barron ahead, but Conservatives’ Kronis close and Greens’ Manly within striking distance

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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UPDATED: 12 schools in Cowichan Valley have reported COVID within school community

11 Valley schools have reported cases in their communities

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From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)

CANADA VOTES: Polls now closed in country’s 2021 federal snap election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
Stewart Muir, executive director of Resource Works, told North Cowichan’s council that forestry is vital to the province and its economy. (File photo)
Stewart Muir, executive director of Resource Works, told North Cowichan’s council that forestry is vital to the province and its economy. (File photo)
Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus is cancelling events until further notice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Riot Brewing pulls the plug on special events for now

Calmer environment desired for staff in the wake of some unruly patrons

Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus is cancelling events until further notice. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo. (Island Health photo)

Vancouver Island breaks record for COVID-19 cases

Island Health reported 102 new cases, 700 active cases on Sept. 17

A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo. (Island Health photo)
The Sawmill Taphouse Event Venue will again be the site for Our Chemainus – A Celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Delta variant situation results in cancellation of Chemainus community event

October date now off the table for gathering to embrace the town’s qualities

The Sawmill Taphouse Event Venue will again be the site for Our Chemainus – A Celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Waterwheel Park band shell where the all-candidates meeting for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford took place. (Photo by Don Bodger)

COVID dominated all-candidates forum in Chemainus

Concerns aired about vaccine passports and all things pertaining to the virus

  • Sep 17, 2021
The Waterwheel Park band shell where the all-candidates meeting for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford took place. (Photo by Don Bodger)
CVRD is looking for public input into the renewal of its OCP. (File photo)
CVRD is looking for public input into the renewal of its OCP. (File photo)
Lucie Cerny, RASTA founder, with one of her beloved pot belly pigs. (Photo submitted)
Lucie Cerny, RASTA founder, with one of her beloved pot belly pigs. (Photo submitted)
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Candidates in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding include Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, top left, Michelle Corfield of the Liberal Party, Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives, Paul Manly of the Green Party, bottom left, and Stephen Welton of the People’s Party of Canada. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates state their positions

Five candidates in the running for federal election Sept. 20

  • Sep 15, 2021
Candidates in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding include Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, top left, Michelle Corfield of the Liberal Party, Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives, Paul Manly of the Green Party, bottom left, and Stephen Welton of the People’s Party of Canada. (Photos submitted)
Cowichan Tribes’ Chief William Seymour, also known as Squtxulenuhw, was one of the five chiefs of the Cowichan Nation to sign an agreement with the province to work cooperatively to advance reconciliation. (File photo)

Cowichan Nation, province sign agreement to work together, government to government

Agreement intended to advance reconciliation

  • Sep 15, 2021
Cowichan Tribes’ Chief William Seymour, also known as Squtxulenuhw, was one of the five chiefs of the Cowichan Nation to sign an agreement with the province to work cooperatively to advance reconciliation. (File photo)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates, top row from left, include: Alistair MacGregor, Alana DeLong, Blair Herbert. Bottom row, from left: Lia Versaevel, Mark Hecht. (Photos submitted)

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates pitch their priorities

Five in the running for your vote Sept. 20 address the major issues

  • Sep 15, 2021
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates, top row from left, include: Alistair MacGregor, Alana DeLong, Blair Herbert. Bottom row, from left: Lia Versaevel, Mark Hecht. (Photos submitted)
Jane Kilthei introduces speakers at a pre-election climate change rally in Duncan on Wednesday, Sept. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rally in Duncan urges voters to think about climate change

Pipelines and transition away from fossil fuels are key issues

Jane Kilthei introduces speakers at a pre-election climate change rally in Duncan on Wednesday, Sept. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)