Andrea Rondeau

Andrea Rondeau column: I’ll beg if I have to, to get you to vote

Andrea Rondeau column: I’ll beg if I have to, to get you to vote

Please, please, please mail in your vote in the proportional representation election.

Andrea Rondeau column: I’ll beg if I have to, to get you to vote
Sorry, we’re closed today is the story from May Slawson, owner of Sai Thai Cafe, following a robbery late Tuesday afternoon. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Afternoon robbery at Duncan restaurant has owner fed up

“It’s not stealing from me, it’s stealing from my customers”

Sorry, we’re closed today is the story from May Slawson, owner of Sai Thai Cafe, following a robbery late Tuesday afternoon. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
Wildfire at Mayo Lake in Cowichan Valley out

Wildfire at Mayo Lake in Cowichan Valley out

It is suspected to be human-caused

Wildfire at Mayo Lake in Cowichan Valley out
UPDATE: Evacuation alert lifted for residents of Maple Mountain area

UPDATE: Evacuation alert lifted for residents of Maple Mountain area

RCMP are also looking for information people might have about a suspicious man reported in the area

UPDATE: Evacuation alert lifted for residents of Maple Mountain area
UPDATE: 40 firefighters continue battling wildfire near Crofton

UPDATE: 40 firefighters continue battling wildfire near Crofton

Officials said Friday morning that there was no growth in Maple Mountain blaze

UPDATE: 40 firefighters continue battling wildfire near Crofton
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Andrea Rondeau column: Information in a crisis can be empowering

It’s a terrifying thing to hear the fire call on the scanner for a wildfire near your home.

Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Forest Discovery Centre super volunteer Roland Brown stroll along the pathway through the forest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Justin Trudeau gets warm welcome at BC Forest Discovery Centre

“I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is to be here today with all of you.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Forest Discovery Centre super volunteer Roland Brown stroll along the pathway through the forest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Duncan tomorrow. (Adam Scotti/PMO)

Justin Trudeau headed to Cowichan on Saturday

PM visiting the BC Forest Discovery Centre

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Duncan tomorrow. (Adam Scotti/PMO)
UPDATE: Brush fire in Shawnigan likely caused by cigarette butt

UPDATE: Brush fire in Shawnigan likely caused by cigarette butt

They identified the area as being just after the turnoff to Sooke Lake Road

UPDATE: Brush fire in Shawnigan likely caused by cigarette butt
Accident causes spill into Shawnigan Creek

Accident causes spill into Shawnigan Creek

Vehicle left hanging over bridge dripping fluids into the water

Accident causes spill into Shawnigan Creek
Two girls almost drowned Saturday, after an electrical cord dangled into Cowichan Lake. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Cord in water almost leads to double Cowichan Lake drowning

Girls received a shock from cord touching water and panicked

Two girls almost drowned Saturday, after an electrical cord dangled into Cowichan Lake. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Amalgamation of Abbotsford and Matsqui in 1993 seen as successful. (File photo)

How about Cowadunca, dude?

Unscientific poll on the name of an amalgamated Duncan/North Cowichan yields interesting results

Amalgamation of Abbotsford and Matsqui in 1993 seen as successful. (File photo)
Andrea Rondeau column: Passion for rail corridor has failed to translate into action

Andrea Rondeau column: Passion for rail corridor has failed to translate into action

It baffles me that people don’t see the potential of having a working train connecting the Island.

Andrea Rondeau column: Passion for rail corridor has failed to translate into action
A motorhome was been destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims motorhome in Duncan driveway

A charred pile of twisted metal was all that was left of…

A motorhome was been destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Candace Spilsbury, chair of the Cowichan Valley board of education. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Shuttered Mill Bay school to be re-opened

Cowichan District gets $1.4M to re-open Mill Bay Elementary due to enrolment pressure

Candace Spilsbury, chair of the Cowichan Valley board of education. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
The Cowichan Valley Board of Education voted Tuesday to split Cowichan Secondary into two schools, reported board chair Candace Spilsbury. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Secondary splitting into two separate schools

Starting next fall Cowichan Secondary School students will no longer have two campuses in Duncan.

The Cowichan Valley Board of Education voted Tuesday to split Cowichan Secondary into two schools, reported board chair Candace Spilsbury. (Citizen file)
BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. It later succumbed to its injuries. (submitted)

Official calls Duncan animal cruelty case one of worst she’s ever seen

BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16.

BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. It later succumbed to its injuries. (submitted)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the venue ceremony after winning the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Column: Olympics dominate the Citizen water cooler

I have the red mittens with the maple leaf on them from Vancouver 2010.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the venue ceremony after winning the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)