Andrea Rondeau

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Seven-year-old Violet Bennett has been found safe and sound, after being missing since Jan. 23, 2022. (RCMP Handout)

UPDATED: Missing Cowichan Valley 7-year-old Violet Bennett returned safe and sound

Father Jesse Bennett still wanted on Canada-wide warrant for abduction

Seven-year-old Violet Bennett has been found safe and sound, after being missing since Jan. 23, 2022. (RCMP Handout)
RCMP attended a crash at Koksilah Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Citizen file)

One airlifted after crash on TCH outside Duncan

Crash happened Wednesday evening, April 20

RCMP attended a crash at Koksilah Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Citizen file)
RCMP are investigating after a tree spiked with metal and PVC pipe was found in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP handout)

RCMP investigating spiked tree found in Fairy Creek area

“This tactic to impede forestry operations is not only illegal, but is extremely dangerous”

RCMP are investigating after a tree spiked with metal and PVC pipe was found in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP handout)
Pharis and Jason Romero headline the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival to be held at Laketown Ranch in Youbou on June 17 to 19, 2022. (Laureen Carruthers photo)

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival back in June

Headliners Pharis and Jason Romero, The Lonesome Ace Stringband and more

Pharis and Jason Romero headline the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival to be held at Laketown Ranch in Youbou on June 17 to 19, 2022. (Laureen Carruthers photo)
Wu Tang Clan are considered by many to be the best hip hop or rap group in the world. Facebook

Wu-Tang Clan, The Glorious Sons, Arkells and more headline Laketown Shakedown 2022 in Cowichan

This is the first year back for the festival since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020

Wu Tang Clan are considered by many to be the best hip hop or rap group in the world. Facebook
A charge of manslaughter has been laid in the case where a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road on March 1, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

18-year-old charged with manslaughter in March, 2021 Duncan death

The charge was approved on Feb. 27, 2022

A charge of manslaughter has been laid in the case where a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road on March 1, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A manslaughter case is now before the courts in the death of a man in Duncan in 2020. (Citizen file)

Man arrested and charged with manslaughter in 2020 Duncan case

45-year-old Andrew Steve Alphonse was arrested on March 1

A manslaughter case is now before the courts in the death of a man in Duncan in 2020. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP searching for missing father and daughter in possible custody dispute

“We believe that Jesse Bennett is actively evading police”

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)
RCMP raided a trailer in Duncan in a drug bust in December, 2021. (Citizen file)

RCMP credit citizen reports for drug bust targeting Duncan trailer

One man was taken into custody and a drugs were seized

RCMP raided a trailer in Duncan in a drug bust in December, 2021. (Citizen file)
Indian Road is closed after a landslide near the intersection with Allenby Road in Duncan on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Landslide closes rural road near Duncan

Traffic is being detoured after slide in vicinity of similar disruption that happened in November

Indian Road is closed after a landslide near the intersection with Allenby Road in Duncan on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)

Darius Rucker to headline Sunfest 2022

Cowichan Valley also welcomes Dallas Smith, Billy Currington Hardy, Kip Moore

Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)
Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire at Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay on Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Trans-Canada-Highway in Mill Bay reopened as fire contained

It is being reported that the fire is at or near Pioneer Square Mall

Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire at Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay on Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
'God is a Scottish Drag Queen' hits the stage this holiday season at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, along with more music and comedy than you can shake a stick at. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)

Winter delights abound at Cowichan Performing Arts Centre this holiday season

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has picked up where they left off

'God is a Scottish Drag Queen' hits the stage this holiday season at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, along with more music and comedy than you can shake a stick at. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
A wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island for Monday night, Nov. 8, 2021. Gusting winds could cause power outages and other damage. (Citizen file)

Wind warning issued for Vancouver Island

Strong gusting winds developing Monday night

A wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island for Monday night, Nov. 8, 2021. Gusting winds could cause power outages and other damage. (Citizen file)
Red Sky Performance is bringing the production Trace to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Nov. 14, 2021. (David Hou photo)

Indigenous dance company brings ‘Trace’ to Vancouver Island stage

One of the world’s leading Indigenous dance, theatre, music and media companies

Red Sky Performance is bringing the production Trace to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Nov. 14, 2021. (David Hou photo)
Two vehicles appear to have been involved in a crash that has closed the Trans-Canada Highway at Shawnigan Lake Road Friday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Two taken to hospital after crash on TCH at Shawnigan; highway reopened

It appears two vehicles were involved in the crash

Two vehicles appear to have been involved in a crash that has closed the Trans-Canada Highway at Shawnigan Lake Road Friday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sixty-one-year-old Gerald Kearny has gone missing in the Fairy Creek protest area. (RCMP handout)

Missing man last seen in Fairy Creek logging protest area

Gerald Kearny, 61, was reported missing on Thursday, Oct. 21

Sixty-one-year-old Gerald Kearny has gone missing in the Fairy Creek protest area. (RCMP handout)
A northbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway has been closed due to a crash at Kilmalu Road. (Screenshot)

UPDATED: One killed in crash at Mill Bay intersection

Other driver taken to hospital

A northbound lane on the Trans-Canada Highway has been closed due to a crash at Kilmalu Road. (Screenshot)
First responders assist at a rollover crash at Drinkwater Road and Highway 18 outside of Duncan on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Rollover crash at Drinkwater and Hwy. 18 near Duncan closes road

There did not appear to be any life-threatening injuries

First responders assist at a rollover crash at Drinkwater Road and Highway 18 outside of Duncan on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.