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A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Family escapes, dog does not as fire turns B.C. house into ‘total loss’

Other pets managed to get out in afternoon blaze in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island

A Mill Bay family “lost everything” in a fire on Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Olympic soccer gold- and bronze-medallist Stephanie Labbé addresses a group of young players during a camp at the Sherman Road turf last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Olympic hero Labbé shares her story at Cowichan soccer camp

Star goalkeeper dealt with ups and downs throughout her career

Olympic soccer gold- and bronze-medallist Stephanie Labbé addresses a group of young players during a camp at the Sherman Road turf last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
SCOTT AUMEN

GoFundMe set up to help Duncan’s Scott Aumen and family

Hall of Fame auto racer faces expensive treatment

SCOTT AUMEN
Codey Manley spars with coach Shane Jung at Black Box MMA in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Determined young Cowichan boxer making a name for himself

Codey Manley is putting in the work to achieve his dreams

Codey Manley spars with coach Shane Jung at Black Box MMA in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Callum Davison (right) and caddy Andy Johnson at the RBC Canadian Open in Toronto last week. (instagram.com/callumd4)

Duncan’s Davison cherishes Canadian Open experience

Nagging injury wouldn’t stop golfer from competing

Callum Davison (right) and caddy Andy Johnson at the RBC Canadian Open in Toronto last week. (instagram.com/callumd4)
Brock Gowanlock sets his sights on an Ottawa Redblacks player during his CFL preseason debut for the Montréal Alouettes on June 3. (Minas Panagiotakis/Montréal Alouettes)

Vancouver Island’s Gowanlock makes CFL debut with Alouettes

Duncan-raised defensive end was drafted by Montréal in 2020

Brock Gowanlock sets his sights on an Ottawa Redblacks player during his CFL preseason debut for the Montréal Alouettes on June 3. (Minas Panagiotakis/Montréal Alouettes)
Shawnigan Lake School’s 1st XV celebrates after winning the provincial AAA boys rugby championship. (Arden Gill photo)

Shawnigan Lake School claims two provincial rugby titles

Shawnigan wins AAA and junior boys, takes 4th in AA girls; Brentwood 2nd in AA boys and 7th in AA girls

Shawnigan Lake School’s 1st XV celebrates after winning the provincial AAA boys rugby championship. (Arden Gill photo)
Oliver Salo, son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2022-23. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)

Cowichan Capitals snag son of former Canucks defenceman

Oliver Salo, son of Sami Salo, commits to Caps for next season

Oliver Salo, son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2022-23. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)
Stephanie Labbé is coming to Cowichan for a clinic on June 12. (Dave Holland photo)

Canadian Olympic soccer hero coming to Cowichan for clinic

Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé will lead a session for 100 kids

Stephanie Labbé is coming to Cowichan for a clinic on June 12. (Dave Holland photo)
Shawnigan Lake School U15 prep forward Liam Loughery was picked 172nd overall in the WHL Prospects Draft last week. (Arden Gill/Shawnigan Lake School)

Quartet of Cowichan Valley players picked in WHL draft

Group includes 2 local minor hockey products, 3 from Shawnigan Lake School

Shawnigan Lake School U15 prep forward Liam Loughery was picked 172nd overall in the WHL Prospects Draft last week. (Arden Gill/Shawnigan Lake School)
Ashley Stultz, third from left, lines up her game-winning goal for the Cowichan Cougars in the provincial championship game last Saturday. (Lori Rodall photo)

Cowichan Cougars take provincial soccer title in rematch with Meralomas

Masters women’s team takes first B.C. women’s championship ever

Ashley Stultz, third from left, lines up her game-winning goal for the Cowichan Cougars in the provincial championship game last Saturday. (Lori Rodall photo)
Kart drivers round a turn at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit during races hosted by the Vancouver Island Karting Association on May 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Provincial series revs up near Duncan as part of karting’s Vancouver Island revival

Motorsport circuit in Cowichan is ideal for kart racing

Kart drivers round a turn at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit during races hosted by the Vancouver Island Karting Association on May 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Lanes provincial tenpin medallists. Front row from left: Markus Lawrence, Danika Lazenby and Kayden Richardson. Back row from left: Alex Gammie, Aden Nettleton and Ethan Frehlick. (Submitted by Bob Linde)

Duncan Lanes’ Ethan Frehlick bowls to provincial title

11 Duncan bowlers compete in provincials, with 6 medallists

Duncan Lanes provincial tenpin medallists. Front row from left: Markus Lawrence, Danika Lazenby and Kayden Richardson. Back row from left: Alex Gammie, Aden Nettleton and Ethan Frehlick. (Submitted by Bob Linde)
More than 200 riders competed at the Mount Tzouhalem Enduro stage of the Island Cup Race Series on Sunday, April 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island riders flock to Cowichan for 2022 Island Cup Series opener

More than 200 Mount Tzouhalem Enduro spots sold out in less than six hours

More than 200 riders competed at the Mount Tzouhalem Enduro stage of the Island Cup Race Series on Sunday, April 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Brentwood College School’s U17 men’s eight crew hoists the Jim Henninger Trophy after winning their final at the 50th Brentwood Regatta. (Submitted by Brentwood College photo)

3 gold medals for hosts highlight return of Mill Bay’s Brentwood Regatta

Brentwood adds one silver and five bronzes to haul

Brentwood College School’s U17 men’s eight crew hoists the Jim Henninger Trophy after winning their final at the 50th Brentwood Regatta. (Submitted by Brentwood College photo)
Brentwood College head of school Bud Patel and regatta chair Spencer Manton are ready to welcome the world to the 50th Brentwood Regatta this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brentwood Regatta returns to Mill Bay this weekend

School can’t wait to welcome the world and show off the Cowichan Valley

Brentwood College head of school Bud Patel and regatta chair Spencer Manton are ready to welcome the world to the 50th Brentwood Regatta this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kira Stewart of Victoria won the women’s division at the Hangout Open hosted by the Hangout Climbing Centre in Duncan on April 8 and 9. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island climbers put to the test at Hangout Open

Duncan climbing centre hopes to build on unique competition

Kira Stewart of Victoria won the women’s division at the Hangout Open hosted by the Hangout Climbing Centre in Duncan on April 8 and 9. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)

Resilient woodpecker stymies caretakers of Cowichan’s Big Stick

Northern flicker has drilled two holes in World’s Largest Hockey Stick

A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)
A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)

Resilient woodpecker stymies caretakers of Cowichan’s Big Stick

Northern flicker has drilled two holes in World’s Largest Hockey Stick

A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)
A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World's Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)

Woodpecker makes its home in Cowichan’s Big Stick

Bird first spotted last week; community centre working to remove it

A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World's Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)