Andrea Rondeau

Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Traffic detoured after crash on Cowichan’s Hwy. 18

Traffic is being detoured from Highway 18 onto Cowichan Lake Road following…

Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)

Mill Bay Ferry back in service this week

Ferry service on the route was suspended in April

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)
UPDATE: One person hurt in Cowichan fire

UPDATE: One person hurt in Cowichan fire

Firefighters bring Glenora blaze under control but home destroyed

UPDATE: One person hurt in Cowichan fire
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is reopening on Friday, June 12 after being closed due to COVID-19. Visitors will have to wait until June 25, however, to ride the popular train around the site. (Citizen file)

Forest Discovery Centre reopening Friday in Duncan

“The safety of our staff, volunteers and guests is of paramount importance to us”

The BC Forest Discovery Centre is reopening on Friday, June 12 after being closed due to COVID-19. Visitors will have to wait until June 25, however, to ride the popular train around the site. (Citizen file)
3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan

3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan

People are placed on curfews for a variety of public safety reasons.

3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan
39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones

39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones
A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hot ticket: Tickets available for Island drive-in theatre experiences

Lion King coming to the big screen at the Cowichan Exhibition, as well as sites in Alberni, Nanaimo

A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)
Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)

RCMP crying foul over stolen Duncan chickens

Between April 29 and April 30, approximately 24 chickens were stolen from Hope Farm Healing Centre

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)
A woman is now facing six charges related to this fatal crash on the Malahat in 2018. (June Maffin photo)

Woman facing 6 charges in fatal 2018 Malahat crash

Sara Thomas to appear in court May 19 in Duncan

A woman is now facing six charges related to this fatal crash on the Malahat in 2018. (June Maffin photo)
The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)
The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)
Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)

Cowichan horse rescue needs help after tough beginning to 2020

Humanity for Horses Rescue Foundation has started a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of $33,000

Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)
Provincial and municipal leaders discussed restoring rail service on the Island in early December. (File).

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Provincial and municipal leaders discussed restoring rail service on the Island in early December. (File).
Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)

Duncan’s 39 Days of July transitions to online shows for 2020

Traditionally, the 39 Days of July has consisted of a series of outdoor musical events

Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)
The Cowichan Valley has been struggling with homelessness. (File photo)

Federal homeless funding heading to Cowichan

Funding of $291,450 in 2020-21 and $463,953 per year until 2023-2024

The Cowichan Valley has been struggling with homelessness. (File photo)
A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

A contract has been awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)

Islands Folk Festival cancelled in Cowichan for 2020

While we are disappointed, we stand behind the government’s decision

Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
The Cowichan Valley School District is finding that contact information for students is often out of date. (Citizen file)

Cowichan schools being stymied by outdated student contact info

If you haven’t heard from the school by week’s end, get in touch

The Cowichan Valley School District is finding that contact information for students is often out of date. (Citizen file)
Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

With the technologies we have now at least it’s not as isolating as it once would have been.

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime