Andrea Rondeau

Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Review: Excellent cast key to success of Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’

They also bring a lot of heart and warmth to this show that will entertain the entire family

Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The final work is titled Your Thoughts Can Set you Free. Here seen in progress in Chou Doc, Vietnam, the final piece is 32 metric tons held together with mortise and tenon joints. This half circle piece is made of marble. (Photo courtesy of Jock Hildebrand)

Cowichan Valley artist invited to shows in Italy, Germany

“These two invitations are a real surprise and I feel incredibly honored to have received them”

The final work is titled Your Thoughts Can Set you Free. Here seen in progress in Chou Doc, Vietnam, the final piece is 32 metric tons held together with mortise and tenon joints. This half circle piece is made of marble. (Photo courtesy of Jock Hildebrand)
Jesus Guerrero of Spain is just one of the performers who will hit the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Jan. 26 for ‘International Guitar Night’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Jesus Guerrero of Spain is just one of the performers who will hit the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Jan. 26 for ‘International Guitar Night’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
A map shows areas on Cowichan Tribes lands that are under an evacuation alert due to possible flooding as of Dec. 26, 2022. (map)

Cowichan Tribes properties under evacuation alert due to flooding

Sahilton Road, Wil’seem Road and Tzouhalem Road between Jimmy and Cowichan Bay roads

A map shows areas on Cowichan Tribes lands that are under an evacuation alert due to possible flooding as of Dec. 26, 2022. (map)
(Photo by Jaime Kaelble)

Photos: The great Cowichan snowfall of December, 2022, from our readers

Check out photos from our readers of the snow on Dec. 20, 2022

(Photo by Jaime Kaelble)
Dennis and Donna Jones show off part of their Christmas Village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Christmas Village display in Youbou delights

Entry is by donation, with proceeds going to cancer care in Cowichan.

Dennis and Donna Jones show off part of their Christmas Village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
All four North Cowichan fire halls were called out to a house fire in Chemainus on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Updated: 4 people lose home in major Chemainus fire

All managed to get out without injury

All four North Cowichan fire halls were called out to a house fire in Chemainus on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The recently reconstituted Rivernotes Choir is getting right back into the swing with a performance Dec. 18, 2022, at the Youbou Indoor Market. (Photo courtesy of Judith Quinlan)

Cowichan Camerata, Cowichan Secondary, Brentwood, Rivernotes all plan performances

The Star Wars Trivia and a film about Saltspring, too

The recently reconstituted Rivernotes Choir is getting right back into the swing with a performance Dec. 18, 2022, at the Youbou Indoor Market. (Photo courtesy of Judith Quinlan)
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)

4 Cowichan performers take home Joey Awards

Alora Killam, Lily Killam, Owen Hogg and Austin Friesen were all winners

Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
It was police service dog Halla to the rescue on Nov. 16 after a woman went missing from Duncan. (RCMP photo)

Happy ending to Cowichan missing persons case thanks to police dog

58-year-old Duncan woman recovering

It was police service dog Halla to the rescue on Nov. 16 after a woman went missing from Duncan. (RCMP photo)
Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

Familiar name back to head Cowichan Valley Capitals

Hockey team looking to rebound after tough start to season

Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
A man has been arrested and charged with trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old at a Duncan restaurant. (Citizen file)

Homeless man charged with attempting to sexually assault 13-year-old in Duncan

Incident happened at restaurant with many witnesses

A man has been arrested and charged with trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old at a Duncan restaurant. (Citizen file)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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$1 million lottery ticket sold in Cowichan

Check your lottery tickets. Someone in Cowichan got lucky on Tuesday night.…

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The Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment. (File photo)

RCMP at Cowichan’s Frances Kelsey School Monday after possible threat

Threat stemmed from an altercation between two youths

The Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment. (File photo)
The wildfire near Sahtlam is still burning out of control. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The wildfire near Sahtlam is still burning out of control. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)