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Paddlers get onto the Cowichan River near Lake Cowichan on June 26, 2022. Paddlers and tubers are being warned of hazards on the river this year. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Cowichan River hazards abound this tubing season

Search and Rescue teams remind Cowichan River tubers to be safe

 

Charges have been laid against two men in relation to an armed robbery at a Duncan cellular store last March. (Citizen file)

Two charged after armed robbery of Duncan cell store

A weapon was produced in the March hold-up

 

Get ready for a musical summer thanks to the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society’s 39 Days of July. (Citizen file)

39 Days of July back in Duncan and bigger than ever

Live music every day from noon until 8 p.m.

 

The Haig Brown Fly Fishing Association’s new fishing map of the Cowichan River will help anglers know where to fish, and also support conservation and education efforts. Jennifer Blyth / West Coast Traveller photo

Victoria fly fishing club marks 45 years with new Cowichan River angling map

For 45 years, the Victoria-based Haig Brown Fly Fishing Association has supported…

The Haig Brown Fly Fishing Association’s new fishing map of the Cowichan River will help anglers know where to fish, and also support conservation and education efforts. Jennifer Blyth / West Coast Traveller photo
Firefighters view from the rescue ladder atop their big rig. (Mill Bay Fire Rescue photo)

CO says residential neighbourhood failed euthanized Vancouver Island bear

Underweight yearling had been raiding unsecured Cobble Hill garbage cans for more than a week

Firefighters view from the rescue ladder atop their big rig. (Mill Bay Fire Rescue photo)
A tractor parade honoured Josh Mellor, the young family man and farmer lost to COVID-19. (Sara Phillips photo)

Memorial, tractor parade for Cowichan farmer who died of COVID draws many

Josh Mellor was well known in the Cowichan Valley

A tractor parade honoured Josh Mellor, the young family man and farmer lost to COVID-19. (Sara Phillips photo)
Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dances its way onto ‘America’s Got Talent’

World of Dance veterans move their way onto a new stage, will appear on ‘Talent’s’ season 17

Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Cowichan River estuary has huge potential to store carbon, according to a newly published study from University of Victoria researchers. (Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre)

UVic study shows great potential in Cowichan estuary and others to capture carbon

Global possibilities significant if estuary conditions enhanced, researchers say

The Cowichan River estuary has huge potential to store carbon, according to a newly published study from University of Victoria researchers. (Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre)
Wildlife group The Fur-Bearers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that will assist the BC Conservation Officer Service in its investigation of two poached cougar kittens. (Black Press file photo)

Reward offered for information on Vancouver Island cougar kitten poaching case

The wildlife charity Fur-Bearers is offering a $1,000 reward

Wildlife group The Fur-Bearers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that will assist the BC Conservation Officer Service in its investigation of two poached cougar kittens. (Black Press file photo)
Thomas Ambrose (right) was supported by his nephew and a host of other family and friends during the first annual “Wish You Were Here - Edie Ambrose suicide awareness ride” on April 23. (Submitted by Thomas Ambrose)

Training ride takes on bigger meaning for Cowichan cyclist

From Duncan to Tofino in memory of a daughter lost to suicide

Thomas Ambrose (right) was supported by his nephew and a host of other family and friends during the first annual “Wish You Were Here - Edie Ambrose suicide awareness ride” on April 23. (Submitted by Thomas Ambrose)
Duncan’s Gerald Long won the $1-Million Maxmillions prize from the April 15, 2022. (BCLC photo)

Duncan gambler closes eyes and becomes a millionaire

Lotto Max win ‘a dream’ for Gerald Long

Duncan’s Gerald Long won the $1-Million Maxmillions prize from the April 15, 2022. (BCLC photo)
The cross atop Mount Tzouhalem has been vandalized again. (Kari Meerman photo)

UPDATE: Iconic and controversial Duncan area cross to be removed following latest act of vandalism

Structure was mysteriously returned in February after it had been covertly removed previous July

The cross atop Mount Tzouhalem has been vandalized again. (Kari Meerman photo)
Brentwood College head of school Bud Patel and regatta chair Spencer Manton are ready to welcome the world to the 50th Brentwood Regatta this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brentwood Regatta returns to Mill Bay this weekend

School can’t wait to welcome the world and show off the Cowichan Valley

Brentwood College head of school Bud Patel and regatta chair Spencer Manton are ready to welcome the world to the 50th Brentwood Regatta this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has been avoided on Vancouver Island thus far. (File photo)

Vancouver Island flock cleared of worrisome bird flu strain

Backyard hens in Cowichan had a less contagious illness

The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has been avoided on Vancouver Island thus far. (File photo)
Avian influenza has struck a south Cowichan flock. (Citizen file)

Second B.C. case of avian influenza suspected on Vancouver Island

Mill Bay bird owner warned of possible bird flu in nearby backyard flock

Avian influenza has struck a south Cowichan flock. (Citizen file)
A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)

Resilient woodpecker stymies caretakers of Cowichan’s Big Stick

Northern flicker has drilled two holes in World’s Largest Hockey Stick

A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)
A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World's Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)

Woodpecker makes its home in Cowichan’s Big Stick

Bird first spotted last week; community centre working to remove it

A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World's Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)
Fire crews attended to a house fire on Wiliseem Road Wednesday, afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Home ‘went up super fast’ in fire south of Duncan

Fire crews rush to the scene, initial reports say sole occupant got out safely

Fire crews attended to a house fire on Wiliseem Road Wednesday, afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Nominations are open for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Nominations open for North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame

First inductions since 2019 will take place this November

Nominations are open for the North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame Class of 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley School District. (Submitted)

Board of Education seeking feedback on 2022-23 budget

Board chair optimistic this year may be a return to more normal times

Cowichan Valley School District. (Submitted)