Kevin Rothbauer

Protesters march past the site of Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hundreds march against location of Duncan safe injection site

A Voice for Our Children opposes centre being near schools, recreation sites

Protesters march past the site of Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Volunteers gather in Centennial Park during The Tube Shack’s upper Cowichan River clean-up on Sunday, Sept. 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Tube Shack’s annual clean-up shows how far Cowichan River has come

Less garbage than previous years, owing to years of clean-ups and weekly patrols

Volunteers gather in Centennial Park during The Tube Shack’s upper Cowichan River clean-up on Sunday, Sept. 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL approves back-up plan for 2020-21 season

Without gate revenue, league will rely on player fees, government and business support

Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Island Health is planning a new Wellness and Recovery Centre for 5878 York Rd. in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

March Saturday in Duncan to protest Wellness Centre

Controversial site is close to 4 schools

Island Health is planning a new Wellness and Recovery Centre for 5878 York Rd. in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Young volunteers help out with the 2019 upper Cowichan River clean-up. (File photo)

Tube Shack takes on Cowichan River clean-up

River Stewards opted not to hold theirs this year due to COVID-19

Young volunteers help out with the 2019 upper Cowichan River clean-up. (File photo)
The Jubilee Community Garden’s second-place entry in the “Bounty from Your COVID-19 Garden” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

PHOTOS: Undaunted, Cowichan “UN”FAIR draws inspiration from pandemic

COVID-19, quarantine, Dr. Bonnie Henry behind new categories at Cowichan Exhibition

The Jubilee Community Garden’s second-place entry in the “Bounty from Your COVID-19 Garden” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A Shawnigan Lake woman is facing charges after a bear trap was tampered with. (Submitted)

Shawnigan Lake woman charged after bear trap tampered with

“Significantly habituated” bear was never caught

A Shawnigan Lake woman is facing charges after a bear trap was tampered with. (Submitted)
The Kwumut Lelum service hub has opened on Fourth Street in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kw’umut Lelum child services opens Duncan hub

New chapter in the group’s 23-years of offering culturally integrated services to indigenous families

The Kwumut Lelum service hub has opened on Fourth Street in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vancouver Island golfers among the best as Chemainus hosts B.C. youth championships

Vancouver Island golfers among the best as Chemainus hosts B.C. youth championships

Mount Brenton course a challenge to play, with tricky pins, hazards and fairway doglegs.

Vancouver Island golfers among the best as Chemainus hosts B.C. youth championships
RCMP officers arrested a man and confiscated weapons after respondint to a disturbance in downtown Duncan on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

RCMP make arrest, confiscate weapons in downtown Duncan

Responding to disturbance call, police findman in violation of conditions

RCMP officers arrested a man and confiscated weapons after respondint to a disturbance in downtown Duncan on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
SD79 has released its plan for health and safety in the 2020-21 school year. (Citizen file)

SD79 reveals COVID-19 safety plan

Plan includes learning groups, masks required for secondary students when distancing not possible

SD79 has released its plan for health and safety in the 2020-21 school year. (Citizen file)
Tennis players compete in a socially distanced mixed doubles tournament at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club on the weekend. (Lynne Cowan photo)

Mixed doubles marks first and last tennis tourney of 2020 Cowichan club

The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club was finally able to host one of its annual events last weekend.

Tennis players compete in a socially distanced mixed doubles tournament at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club on the weekend. (Lynne Cowan photo)
Victoria’s William Bishop tees off on the third day of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at the Cowichan Golf Course. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley golfers make cut at B.C. Junior Boys Championship

Victoria’s William Bishop shot eight-under over three rounds

Victoria’s William Bishop tees off on the third day of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at the Cowichan Golf Course. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Experience Cycling owner Will Arnold, left, and MP Alistair MacGregor, right, talk about the Cowichan Valley’s homelessness and addiction problems with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Saturday, Aug. 15. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Jagmeet Singh hears concerns about homelessness, drugs in Cowichan Valley

NDP leader listens to business owners and residents

Experience Cycling owner Will Arnold, left, and MP Alistair MacGregor, right, talk about the Cowichan Valley’s homelessness and addiction problems with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Saturday, Aug. 15. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
All-star defenceman Matt Baird is among the players confirmed to be returning from last year’s Kerry Park Islanders team. (Citizen file)

Under new ownership, Cowichan’s Isles prepare for 2020-21

The Isles have gone through some ups and downs in recent seasons

All-star defenceman Matt Baird is among the players confirmed to be returning from last year’s Kerry Park Islanders team. (Citizen file)
Joe DiLalla examines the list of community partners who have helped preserve Waldon Park, the site of the Gord Closson Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan’s Waldon Park ready for Gord Closson Classic ball tourney

the Gord Closson Fall Classic will kick off its second half-century this August 21-23

Joe DiLalla examines the list of community partners who have helped preserve Waldon Park, the site of the Gord Closson Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mill Bay’s Will McDougall-Percillier trains with French pro rugby club Stade Français in Paris. (Submitted)

Vancouver Islander named Rugby Canada’s top young player

Mill Bay’s Will McDougall-Percillier “really stoked about getting this award”

Mill Bay’s Will McDougall-Percillier trains with French pro rugby club Stade Français in Paris. (Submitted)
Duncan-born Philadelphia Flyers goalie coach Kim Dillabaugh works with Carter Hart during a practice session. (Philadelphia Flyers photo)

Flyers’ Duncan-born goalie coach checks in from the NHL bubble in Toronto

Kim Dillabaugh speaks about hockey restart as he chases the Stanley Cup isolated from family

Duncan-born Philadelphia Flyers goalie coach Kim Dillabaugh works with Carter Hart during a practice session. (Philadelphia Flyers photo)
Berleen the pig disappeared from a Cobble Hill farm around Aug. 9, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to travel to a sanctuary in Manitoba. (Facebook photo)

Have you seen Berleen? Vancouver Island pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Berleen the pig disappeared from a Cobble Hill farm around Aug. 9, less than two weeks before she was scheduled to travel to a sanctuary in Manitoba. (Facebook photo)
Tristan Mandur examines the green on the second hole at Duncan Meadows during the final day of competition at the 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. (Citizen file)

Duncan’s Mandur wins BC Amateur golf title

Mandur, who golfs out of Duncan Meadows, shot a 10-under 206

Tristan Mandur examines the green on the second hole at Duncan Meadows during the final day of competition at the 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. (Citizen file)