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Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school, currently going by the name “École Duncan.” (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley French school starts small but has big dreams

Parents thrilled to have francophone instruction

Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school, currently going by the name “École Duncan.” (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mill Bay’s Will Percillier (left) is congratulated by a teammate after his first match and first try in France’s top professional rugby circuit. (Stade.fr PB)

Vancouver Islander scores in French professional rugby debut

Mill Bay product and Brentwood grad Percillier gets late try for Stade Français

Mill Bay’s Will Percillier (left) is congratulated by a teammate after his first match and first try in France’s top professional rugby circuit. (Stade.fr PB)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island ultramarathoner aims for 555 miles in six days

Jerry Hughes trying to break 130-year-old record and raise $144,000 for sick kids in the process

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)
A grateful Hooch relaxes in his yard after recovering from last Thursday’s rescue. (Submitted)

Hooch makes quick recovery after rescue from Cowichan River

Grateful owner to make donation to Search and Rescue

A grateful Hooch relaxes in his yard after recovering from last Thursday’s rescue. (Submitted)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor has been named the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s 2020 Produce Champion. (Submitted)

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP named CPMA Produce Champion for 2020

MacGregor ‘has consistently shown incredible support for the industry’

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor has been named the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s 2020 Produce Champion. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Bulldogs’ Ben Wilson runs the 40-yard dash during the Vancouver Island football combine at McAdam Park on Oct. 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island football players meet in Cowichan for combine

48 players test their skills in bid for provincial programs

The Cowichan Bulldogs’ Ben Wilson runs the 40-yard dash during the Vancouver Island football combine at McAdam Park on Oct. 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Duncan B&E suspect caught in the act by RCMP

37-year-old Parksville man facing several charges

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
The Cowichan Steelheads’ Jesus Martinez (left) and the Cowichan 49ers’ Daryl Rodgers chase down the ball during Saturday night’s all-Cowichan clash at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan masters derby takes unexpected turn with broken leg

Soccer community comes together in midst of battle

The Cowichan Steelheads’ Jesus Martinez (left) and the Cowichan 49ers’ Daryl Rodgers chase down the ball during Saturday night’s all-Cowichan clash at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan releases his election platform, Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2020. (B.C. NDP photo)

Horgan fishes with Cowichan elders at Cowichan Valley campaign stop

B.C. premier talks mental health and addictions, universal income

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan releases his election platform, Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2020. (B.C. NDP photo)
Will Arquiett had 30 points in 53 games with the Caps last season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals continue making trades

Four players added in return for Arquiett and Morgan

Will Arquiett had 30 points in 53 games with the Caps last season. (Citizen file)
Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Neighbours rally to help Duncan man after trailer fire

GoFundMe account set up to help with clean-up and moving

Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Dan McIntyre was traded to Grande Prairie just days after being named captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

McIntyre out, Fontana in as Cowichan Capitals wheel and deal

Caps add three players, ship out captain as exhibition gets underway

Dan McIntyre was traded to Grande Prairie just days after being named captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas is running for the NDP in the Cowichan Valley riding. (Submitted)

Municipal councillor Rob Douglas running for NDP in Cowichan Valley

Two-term North Cowichan councillor wants to be voice for the community

North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas is running for the NDP in the Cowichan Valley riding. (Submitted)
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley is running for a fifth term. (File photo)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Routley seeking fifth term

Longtime representative proud of NDP’s three years in government

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley is running for a fifth term. (File photo)
Missing Duncan man located by RCMP

Missing Duncan man located by RCMP

UPDATE: North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say the man reported missing on Oct. 5,…

Missing Duncan man located by RCMP
Dan McIntyre has been named the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ captain for the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Caps name McIntyre captain on cusp of new season

Energetic forward entering third season in Cowichan

Dan McIntyre has been named the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ captain for the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (Citizen file)
CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison is the new president of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities. (Submitted)

Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC

Association on Vancouver Island Coastal Communities provides a voice for Island communities

CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison is the new president of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities. (Submitted)
Crews from three fire halls responded to a fire in an outbuilding at Cowichan Secondary School on Wednesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire crews put out blaze in Cowichan Secondary outbuilding

Three halls respond to fire in storage structure

Crews from three fire halls responded to a fire in an outbuilding at Cowichan Secondary School on Wednesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Premier John Horgan made a campaign stop with Cowichan Valley NDP candidate Rob Douglas on the weekend. (Submitted)

Furstenau accuses Horgan of politicizing new Cowichan hospital as premier makes Valley campaign stop

Premier suggests that new facility hinges on re-election of NDP government

Premier John Horgan made a campaign stop with Cowichan Valley NDP candidate Rob Douglas on the weekend. (Submitted)
Police are asking for help in identifying this suspect in the theft of a cash box from a farm stand in the Cowichan Valley. (Submitted)

Police seek help in naming Cowichan farmstand theft suspect

Video captured man prying cash box out stand on Norcross Road

Police are asking for help in identifying this suspect in the theft of a cash box from a farm stand in the Cowichan Valley. (Submitted)