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A van runs up against the barrier on Crofton Road. (David van Deventer/Black Press)

Winter storm wreaks havoc on Cowichan Valley roads

Lots of traffic volume but no major incidents

 

A group of Cowichan dog professionals has teamed up to help international organization Breaking the Chains raise funds to support dogs caught up in the war in Ukraine. (Breaking the Chains photo)

Vancouver Island dog professionals team up to help dogs flee Ukraine war

Fundraiser for Breaking the Chains organization

 

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)

Mill Bay man worried by Grand Theft Auto-style catalytic converter theft

Breghman Dolan’s car was chained to a truck, towed and flipped over outside George Bonner Elementary

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)
The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Island Health issued an air quality advisory for the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Air quality advisory issued Sunday for Cowichan has been cancelled

Those with chronic conditions urged to take extra care and stay indoors

The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Island Health issued an air quality advisory for the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Black Press file photo)
Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)

250 rowers gather on Vancouver Island lake for national championship

Brigid Kennedy placed second in the lightweight women’s single event

Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)
Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)

Vancouver Island lake set to host its first national rowing championship

Quamichan Lake near Duncan to host Canada’s rowing nationals this week

Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)
Fireworks permits are not being processed by North Cowichan until the Coastal Fire Service rescinds their current restrictions. (File photo)

No fireworks permits in North Cowichan

Current Coastal Fire Service area restrictions prohibit fireworks

Fireworks permits are not being processed by North Cowichan until the Coastal Fire Service rescinds their current restrictions. (File photo)
Greater Duncan residents report upwards of three loud explosions in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 (Google)

Mystery ‘explosions’ rock Duncan area, leave residents puzzled

Some report hearing as many as three loud early morning bangs, cause unexplained

Greater Duncan residents report upwards of three loud explosions in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 (Google)
Inductees for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022 have been announced. (Citizen file)
Inductees for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022 have been announced. (Citizen file)
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)
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)
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)
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

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)
Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)

CPAG hosts exhibition by renowned Ojibway artist IceBear

Public opening reception on July 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Portals Gallery

  • Jul 28, 2022
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)
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)