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The Cowichan Valley has rallied around victims of a fire in an apartment building on Lewis Street on New Year’s Eve. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Community rallies around Duncan apartment fire victims

Donations exceeding capacity; specific items needed

The Cowichan Valley has rallied around victims of a fire in an apartment building on Lewis Street on New Year’s Eve. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island soccer leagues make plans to move forward

Schedules and cup draws are set in case adult soccer gets go-ahead

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)
An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Evacuation order lifted for Cowichan Tribes areas

Evacuation alert remains in effect along with boil-water advisory

An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)
Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)

Christmas miracle leads to a gingerbread legacy

Cowichan’s Kim Barnard celebrates Sweet 16 this year for her seasonal business

Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
A Voice for Our Children is opposing the location of a new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan addictions centre location concerns persist after meeting with premier

Advocates disappointed but optimistic after meeting premier about Cowichan Wellness Centre location

A Voice for Our Children is opposing the location of a new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Two fundraisers have been set up to help Edna Cuthbert after a devastating fire claimed her home on Dec. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fundraisers set up to help 75-year-old Cowichan Valley fire victim

75-year-old woman lost everything in Dec. 8 blaze

Two fundraisers have been set up to help Edna Cuthbert after a devastating fire claimed her home on Dec. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)

Cowichan singer Malakai catches the eyes and ears of James Taylor

Legendary singer-songwriter posts two videos of 11-year-old performer to Instagram

Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
Firefighters battle flames in a house on Christopher Road early Tuesday morning. (Ellen Haywood photo)

Dog rescued from house fire south of Duncan

All human occupants escaped safely from blaze on Eleanor Road

Firefighters battle flames in a house on Christopher Road early Tuesday morning. (Ellen Haywood photo)
Kelowna RCMP Stock Image.

Arrest made in 2019 Vancouver Island road rage incident

55-year-old Crofton man will appear in court in January 2021

Kelowna RCMP Stock Image.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP looking for witnesses to road rage incident near Chemainus

Driver shattered another vehicle’s window on highway on Nov. 24

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
DCS students Mothias Henry, front, and Michaela Wall take part in the BC School Sports Cross Country Pandemic Challenge on Nov. 3. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Two Cowichan Valley schools among tops in Pandemic Challenge

Duncan Christian and Shawnigan win respective categories in virtual cross-country event

DCS students Mothias Henry, front, and Michaela Wall take part in the BC School Sports Cross Country Pandemic Challenge on Nov. 3. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Ultramarathon a few miles short, but many dollars beyond its goal

Six-day run misses record bid, but Help Fill A Dream fundraiser a big success

Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Lake community comes together to help family get vital pool

Oliver Finlayson, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hydrotherapy is a big help

Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)

Duncan golfer Callum Davison up for national bursary

20-year-old finished fifth in Canada Life Series this summer

Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)
Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)

Ferguson commits, Cowichan Capitals add two from WHL

Team busy during a break in play that was set to end this weekend

Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes completes his 100th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes completes his 100th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Police on Vancouver Island investigating ‘dangerous’ thefts from traffic lights

At least four cases where batteries were stolen from lights or electronic signs

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Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals upgrade forward lines with two trades

Caps get Bulawka from Vernon and Alexeev from Toronto Patriots

Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)