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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

School bus safety program under review after simulated crash

School bus safety program under review after simulated crash

Cowichan parents upset bus driver hit the brakes without warning students
Vancouver Island property owners score big wins contesting assessments

Vancouver Island property owners score big wins contesting assessments

A total of $10.5 million in property reductions achieved in Cowichan Lake area
CVRD expected to lower tax increase after tax revolt at budget meeting

CVRD expected to lower tax increase after tax revolt at budget meeting

Increase for 2024 now in the 16% range, down from 19.33%
Public warned after reports of men stopping, trying to get into cars in Maple Bay

Public warned after reports of men stopping, trying to get into cars in Maple Bay

Police investigating
Locals celebrate as province commits $14 million to replace Cowichan Lake weir

Locals celebrate as province commits $14 million to replace Cowichan Lake weir

New, bigger weir would help maintain water levels in Cowichan watershed during droughts
More than 1,000 names on petition against CVRD tax hike

More than 1,000 names on petition against CVRD tax hike

CVRD proposed 19.33% tax increase in 2024
Poultry processing plant in Mill Bay aims to meet big appetite for fowl

Poultry processing plant in Mill Bay aims to meet big appetite for fowl

Most processed poultry on Vancouver Island comes from away
Missing Cowichan man found 4 days after crashing on remote road

Missing Cowichan man found 4 days after crashing on remote road

Owen Weld, 19, had been missing for four days
North Cowichan looks for ways to deal with anonymous emails

North Cowichan looks for ways to deal with anonymous emails

Issue discussed by council after receiving “hateful” email
Rally held in Duncan to protest street crime and drug decriminalization

Rally held in Duncan to protest street crime and drug decriminalization

Protest leaders blame province for allowing crisis to continue
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