Cowichan News Staff

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)

All aboard! Christmas Express set ride again in Cowichan

Crafts, fire pits, indoor entertainment, miniature Christmas Village at the Forest Discovery Centre

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)
Police warn of “sextortion” cyber scams. (Citizen file photo)

Police warn of huge jump in “sextortion” scams in Cowichan

Online sex scams have increased in the region by 163 per cent since last year

Police warn of “sextortion” cyber scams. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
Cowichan moves to Stage 4 water restrictions. (Citizen file photo)

Cowichan moves to most extreme water restrictions ever

But rain is forecast in the coming days

Cowichan moves to Stage 4 water restrictions. (Citizen file photo)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)

Salish Bear Totem returned to Malahat summit

Totem set on fire last year

A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
Elly Mossman, left, and Teresa Schapansky have written a new book aimed at interesting youth in coin collecting. (Photo submitted)

Cowichan Valley author, artist team up to create best-selling books

Approached by the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association to write a book aimed at the youth market

Elly Mossman, left, and Teresa Schapansky have written a new book aimed at interesting youth in coin collecting. (Photo submitted)
Duncan woman arrested after drug bust at a city home found a variety of drugs and cash. (RCMP photo)

Duncan woman arrested during drug raid

44-year-old had a variety of drugs and cash in home

Duncan woman arrested after drug bust at a city home found a variety of drugs and cash. (RCMP photo)
Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

RCMP catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

Six drivers also ticketed for excessive speeding

Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend
Cowichan Tribes, province have reached an agreement to develop a water sustainability plan for the Koksilah watershed. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes, province have reached an agreement to develop a water sustainability plan for the Koksilah watershed. (File photo)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)

New photos released in case of missing Cowichan Valley father and daughter

Bennett reported missing along with daughter Voilet on Jan. 23

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)
Cowichan Tribes members are voting on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that, if passed, will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes to vote on deal to put control over education back in its hands

First Nation has been negotiating with federal government on landmark agreement for 15 years

Cowichan Tribes members are voting on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that, if passed, will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

2-week shutdown coming to Crofton mill in November

Both the paper and pulp operations at the mill will be curtailed from Nov. 9 until about Nov. 24

Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)

Cowichan schools targeted with racist graffiti

Four schools hit since May 12

Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)
The Raptors Rescue Society will receive $387,350 from the province to help construct its planned Education Centre. (File photo)

Raptors Rescue Society to receive $387,350 from province

Funding to be used for new Education Centre at North Cowichan facility

The Raptors Rescue Society will receive $387,350 from the province to help construct its planned Education Centre. (File photo)
Suspect arrested in break-and-enter near Cowichan Bay. (File photo)

Suspect arrested after break-in near Cowichan Bay

Poilce dog used in search for suspect

Suspect arrested in break-and-enter near Cowichan Bay. (File photo)
The Forest Discovery Centre have made a movie so you can experience a bit of magic. (Submitted)

Cowichan’s Christmas Express magic comes to a screen near you

The BC Forest Discovery Centre has produced a family movie of Once Upon The Christmas Express!

The Forest Discovery Centre have made a movie so you can experience a bit of magic. (Submitted)
Thousands in the Cowichan Valley and the south Island were still without power as of Tuesday morning after an unexpected snowstorm hit the area on Monday, with heavy snow cracking off tree branches and taking down power lines. Pictured is a vehicle in Duncan after being struck by falling branches. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Thousands still without power in Cowichan after Monday snowstorm

BC Hydro crews working around the clock to repair damage

Thousands in the Cowichan Valley and the south Island were still without power as of Tuesday morning after an unexpected snowstorm hit the area on Monday, with heavy snow cracking off tree branches and taking down power lines. Pictured is a vehicle in Duncan after being struck by falling branches. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)

RCMP nab prolific property offender in Ladysmith with assist from police dog Herc

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled from the area towards Chemainus.

Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)
RCMP detachments across B.C. are now flying Pride flags. (Submitted photo)

New Pride flag outside Cowichan RCMP detachment demonstrates commitment to inclusion

Pride flag flying outside North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment

RCMP detachments across B.C. are now flying Pride flags. (Submitted photo)