Kevin Rothbauer

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island
Shady Lady, a 1943 Consolidated PBY Catalina operated by the Catalina Preservation Society, performs a touch-and-go on Cowichan Lake on Thursday, July 23. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Shady Lady: legendary Catalina touches down on Vancouver Island

Two flying boats test the waters west of Youbou, make Port Alberni pitstop

Shady Lady, a 1943 Consolidated PBY Catalina operated by the Catalina Preservation Society, performs a touch-and-go on Cowichan Lake on Thursday, July 23. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)

Cowichan ready to reopen three arenas in August

Ice will go back in at Lake Cowichan, Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre and Mill Bay’s Kerry Park

CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)
An accident at the intersection of Hutchinson and Telegraph roads in Cobble Hill on Tuesday was the latest in a string of collisions in that location. (Google Maps image)

Victoria motorcyclist airlifted after collision in Cobble Hill

Residents describe intersection of Telegraph and Hutchinson as “dangerous” and “problematic”

An accident at the intersection of Hutchinson and Telegraph roads in Cobble Hill on Tuesday was the latest in a string of collisions in that location. (Google Maps image)
The fire on Green Mountain southwest of Nanaimo as it looked from the sky on the weekend. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Wildfire north of Cowichan Lake now largely under control

Crews have been on the scene since Friday

The fire on Green Mountain southwest of Nanaimo as it looked from the sky on the weekend. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
BC Ambulance personnel and Maple Bay volunteer firefighters tend to a man who was trapped under a car on Kingsview Road on Wednesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Maple Bay man rushed to hospital after being trapped under car

BC Ambulance and Maple Bay Fire Department attend scene on Wednesday morning

BC Ambulance personnel and Maple Bay volunteer firefighters tend to a man who was trapped under a car on Kingsview Road on Wednesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club keeps busy even in the absence of the club’s biggest annual tournament, the Vancouver Island Grass Court Championships, which usually takes place this week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club pushes on despite cancelled tourneys

Biggest event of the summer would have been last week

The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club keeps busy even in the absence of the club’s biggest annual tournament, the Vancouver Island Grass Court Championships, which usually takes place this week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Firefighters were able to contain a fire on the Kapoor Main west of Shawnigan Lake. (Coastal Fire Centre map)

Fire west of Shawnigan Lake contained to small area

Reported Tuesday, blaze was under control by Wednesday morning

Firefighters were able to contain a fire on the Kapoor Main west of Shawnigan Lake. (Coastal Fire Centre map)
Owners of the Kingzett Lake quarry are pleading with residents to stay away from the property as they work toward making in a public park. (Citizen file)

ATV death a ‘mitigating factor’ as owners enforce closure of popular Cowichan swimming hole

Kingzett Lake — better known as ‘The Quarry’ — in Shawnigan Lake off-limits as park potential discussed

Owners of the Kingzett Lake quarry are pleading with residents to stay away from the property as they work toward making in a public park. (Citizen file)
Joe Thorne, centre, and cousins Brenda and Gwen Thorne express their frustration with drugs on Cowichan Tribes land in a protest Monday. For the full story, see page 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Protest calls attention to opioid ‘pandemic’ in Cowichan

Four reported overdoses and two deaths of Cowichan Tribes members over the weekend helped spur rally

Joe Thorne, centre, and cousins Brenda and Gwen Thorne express their frustration with drugs on Cowichan Tribes land in a protest Monday. For the full story, see page 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes has received $149,900 toward flood mitigation planning as part of the B.C. government’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (Citizen File Photo)

Cowichan Tribes and Town of Ladysmith get flood mitigation funding

Money is part of $3.46 million announced Thursday

Cowichan Tribes has received $149,900 toward flood mitigation planning as part of the B.C. government’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (Citizen File Photo)
There was a crash on the Trans Canada Highway at Fisher Road this morning, Monday, July 13. (Colby Perkins photo)

Two taken to hospital after Island Highway crash near Cobble Hill

Vehicles damaged, drivers taken to hospital as incident south of Duncan temporarily snarls traffic

There was a crash on the Trans Canada Highway at Fisher Road this morning, Monday, July 13. (Colby Perkins photo)
People have been spotted trying to feed a black bear like this one near Youbou. (Jill Hayward photo)

‘Don’t feed the bears’: repeated roadside incidents lead Vancouver Island warning

Conservation office makes statement after multiple reports near Youbou

People have been spotted trying to feed a black bear like this one near Youbou. (Jill Hayward photo)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau has received the endorsement of Elizabeth May in the race for the BC Green Party leadership. (Submitted)

Elizabeth May endorses Furstenau in BC Greens race

Former federal party leader backs Cowichan Valley MLA

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau has received the endorsement of Elizabeth May in the race for the BC Green Party leadership. (Submitted)
Langford teens reunited with family after rescue near Chemainus

Langford teens reunited with family after rescue near Chemainus

Friends spent night in missing truck, spotted by RCMP helicopter

Langford teens reunited with family after rescue near Chemainus
UPDATE: Missing Langford teens found safe

UPDATE: Missing Langford teens found safe

Langford pair were headed to Lake Cowichan/Youbou area, last heard from in North Cowichan

UPDATE: Missing Langford teens found safe
Maple Bay Rowing Club member Anya Prokopchuk racked up more metres than anyone else in the 13-14 age group in the international Row to the Moon Challenge. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley rower takes aim at the moon

The 14-year-old took part in the Row to the Moon Challenge

Maple Bay Rowing Club member Anya Prokopchuk racked up more metres than anyone else in the 13-14 age group in the international Row to the Moon Challenge. (Submitted)
A sign at Sylvan United Church supporting Black Lives Matter was vandalized last week. (Submitted)

BLM sign vandalized at Sylvan United Church

Minister hopes to have conversation with vandal

A sign at Sylvan United Church supporting Black Lives Matter was vandalized last week. (Submitted)
Gigabots including Deeya Sharma and Jacksun Fryer of Nanaimo compete on the World of Dance reality TV show. (Submitted photo)

Dance team has ‘good experience’ with take two on ‘World of Dance’

Dancers from Nanaimo and Duncan compete on reality TV show

Gigabots including Deeya Sharma and Jacksun Fryer of Nanaimo compete on the World of Dance reality TV show. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith’s own bruiser Cole Broadhurst has been traded to Grande Prairie of the AJHL after three seasons with the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Caps send Broadhurst to Grande Prairie, sign four

Ladysmith bruiser and defenceman Howie will join Vandekamp in Alberta

Ladysmith’s own bruiser Cole Broadhurst has been traded to Grande Prairie of the AJHL after three seasons with the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)