cowichan valley

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims chickens, barn at Farmer Ben’s egg farm in Cowichan

A firefighter from Maple Bay was the first to spot the blaze and called it in.

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims chickens, barn at Herd Road egg farm

Farmer Ben’s Eggs owns the facility

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A grateful Hooch relaxes in his yard after recovering from last Thursday’s rescue. (Submitted)

Hooch makes quick recovery after rescue from Cowichan River

Grateful owner to make donation to Search and Rescue

A grateful Hooch relaxes in his yard after recovering from last Thursday’s rescue. (Submitted)
Island Health is planning a new Wellness and Recovery Centre for 5878 York Rd. in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

March Saturday in Duncan to protest Wellness Centre

Controversial site is close to 4 schools

Island Health is planning a new Wellness and Recovery Centre for 5878 York Rd. in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A lone, unoccupied SUV sits at the intersection of the road dividing Canadian Tire and the old Rona building around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. A police vehicle’s flashing lights can be seen further down Green Road in behind. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Duncan traffic stop leads to discovery of suspected explosive device

RCMP blocked off several roads overnight from Aug. 28 to 29.

A lone, unoccupied SUV sits at the intersection of the road dividing Canadian Tire and the old Rona building around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. A police vehicle’s flashing lights can be seen further down Green Road in behind. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
SD79 has released its plan for health and safety in the 2020-21 school year. (Citizen file)

SD79 reveals COVID-19 safety plan

Plan includes learning groups, masks required for secondary students when distancing not possible

SD79 has released its plan for health and safety in the 2020-21 school year. (Citizen file)
The Warner family’s entry in Family Jigsaw Puzzle for the 2020 Cobble Hill Fair. (Facebook photo)

Cobble Hill Fair goes virtual this weekend

Organizers thrilled with quantity and quality of entries

The Warner family’s entry in Family Jigsaw Puzzle for the 2020 Cobble Hill Fair. (Facebook photo)
Experience Cycling owner Will Arnold, left, and MP Alistair MacGregor, right, talk about the Cowichan Valley’s homelessness and addiction problems with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Saturday, Aug. 15. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Jagmeet Singh hears concerns about homelessness, drugs in Cowichan Valley

NDP leader listens to business owners and residents

Experience Cycling owner Will Arnold, left, and MP Alistair MacGregor, right, talk about the Cowichan Valley’s homelessness and addiction problems with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Saturday, Aug. 15. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
SD79 officials are busy working on a return-to-school plan. The details will be announced on Aug. 26 (Citizen file)

SD79 back-to-school details to be announced Aug. 26

The official start day for students within the Cowichan School District is…

SD79 officials are busy working on a return-to-school plan. The details will be announced on Aug. 26 (Citizen file)
Berleen the pig disappeared from a Cobble Hill farm around Aug. 9, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to travel to a sanctuary in Manitoba. (Facebook photo)

Have you seen Berleen? B.C. pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Berleen the pig disappeared from a Cobble Hill farm around Aug. 9, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to travel to a sanctuary in Manitoba. (Facebook photo)
handyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. handyDART picks you up at your accessible door and drops you off at the accessible door of your destination. (BC Transit photo)

Five new handyDART buses serving Cowichan

Buses to replace older vehicles being removed from the fleet

handyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. handyDART picks you up at your accessible door and drops you off at the accessible door of your destination. (BC Transit photo)
Blue Grouse’s winemaker led the initiative, but it would not have been possible without the enthusiastic co-operation of every winery and grape grower in the valley (Citizen file)

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

Blue Grouse’s winemaker led the initiative, but it would not have been possible without the enthusiastic co-operation of every winery and grape grower in the valley (Citizen file)
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Arthur Vickers; the Artist as Master Story Teller

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Creating art in a Cowichan Bay waterfront studio

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Summer fashions photographed at the Blue Grouse Estate Winery

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