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Darreld Rayner is seen here in a beloved family picture shared with the Citizen. (Submitted)

Brent Rayner remembers his dad, missing 10 years

After 10 years of waiting, Rayner family is waiting to hear about human remains discovered recently

Darreld Rayner is seen here in a beloved family picture shared with the Citizen. (Submitted)
White snow makes it harder for the area’s Roosevelt elk to blend into the background. Poachers have been taking advantage. (Submitted)

Two Roosevelt elk poached: culprits sought by Conservation officers

Following two incident recently, Conservation officers are asking for the public’s help

White snow makes it harder for the area’s Roosevelt elk to blend into the background. Poachers have been taking advantage. (Submitted)
Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last weekend to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Submitted)                                Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last weekend to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Friends of long-missing man wait for news after remains found near Lake Cowichan

Speculation it may be Darreld Rayner, who has been missing for 10 years

Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last weekend to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Submitted)                                Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last weekend to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Submitted)
Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out Christmas Day to rescue a Calgarian angler. (Submitted)

SAR called out Christmas Day to rescue lost angler from Alberta

It took a bit of maneovering but the result was a happy ending for all concerned

  • Dec 28, 2017
Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out Christmas Day to rescue a Calgarian angler. (Submitted)
Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last week to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Human remains found at Cowichan Lake

Speculation it may be Darreld Rayner, who has been missing for 10 years

  • Dec 27, 2017
Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last week to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
Lyndsey Gavin looks gorgeous in a turquoise gown that matches the waves on Riviera Maya as she prepares to drop her finale bombshell. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Stunning Bachelor finale has shocks for Chris, audience

Lyndsey makes her own choice, leaving Chris and Mikaela scrambling

  • Dec 21, 2017
Lyndsey Gavin looks gorgeous in a turquoise gown that matches the waves on Riviera Maya as she prepares to drop her finale bombshell. (Submitted)
Will the Bachelor, Chris Leroux, choose Lyndsey Gavin? We’ll find out tonight if she gets that final rose. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Will it be Lyndsey or Mikaela? Bachelor Chris Leroux now has to choose.

There have been cheers and tears, but tonight (Wednesday), the Bachelor must make a choice.

  • Dec 20, 2017
Will the Bachelor, Chris Leroux, choose Lyndsey Gavin? We’ll find out tonight if she gets that final rose. (Submitted)
It’s a slippery course but lots of enthusiasts were ready to give it a try at the Island Motorsport Circuit’s open house. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Public steps behind Vancouver Island Motorsports Circuit wheel

It was a wet, slippery track that greeted the hundreds of visitors…

  • Dec 18, 2017
It’s a slippery course but lots of enthusiasts were ready to give it a try at the Island Motorsport Circuit’s open house. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
A penny arcade, a wine shop, a restaurant, and a train: this table has it all. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

VIDEO: Miniature Christmas village makes trip to Youbou worthwhile

It’s a trip through a winter wonderland, all set up in a room at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou.

  • Dec 15, 2017
A penny arcade, a wine shop, a restaurant, and a train: this table has it all. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Lyndsey and Chris enjoy a steamy interlude at a Mayan clay spa. Note: you can’t see them in this picture, but both of them are wearing swimsuits. (Bachelor Canada photo)

VIDEO: Lake Cowichan’s Lyndsey still hoping as an emotional Chris can’t yet decide on ‘The Bachelor’

He met their families. Now they’ve met his parents. Will it be Lindsey or Mikela, Chris? You decide.

  • Dec 14, 2017
Lyndsey and Chris enjoy a steamy interlude at a Mayan clay spa. Note: you can’t see them in this picture, but both of them are wearing swimsuits. (Bachelor Canada photo)
Noah and Logan asked Cowichan Secondary School to take this picture and post it on Facebook. (Submitted)

Cowichan secondary denies fight race-based as leaders pledge action against racism

Monday’s fights near the school draw high-level response from the community

  • Dec 7, 2017
Noah and Logan asked Cowichan Secondary School to take this picture and post it on Facebook. (Submitted)
William Charles (Chip) Seymour was elected for another term as chief of Cowichan Tribes on Dec. 1. (Citizen file)

Seymour re-elected as chief of Cowichan Tribes

Howie George, Craig P. George, and Stuart Pagaduan top the polls for band council.

  • Dec 4, 2017
William Charles (Chip) Seymour was elected for another term as chief of Cowichan Tribes on Dec. 1. (Citizen file)
When George Canyon last appeared at Sunfest in 2014, he was a hit with all ages. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)

VIDEO: Fan-pleasin’ George Canyon leads second wave of 2018’s Sunfest stars

The huge stage at Laketown Ranch is going to be awash in talent this coming summer.

  • Nov 30, 2017
When George Canyon last appeared at Sunfest in 2014, he was a hit with all ages. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)
Cash on the barrelhead? Nope. This stuff is counterfeit, and part of the haul made by North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP officers during a raid on a Maple Bay house Nov. 23. (Submitted)

Mounties dismantle counterfeiters ring with raid in Maple Bay Thursday

Counterfeiting paraphernalia found along with firearms, stolen property as police swept in Nov. 23

  • Nov 23, 2017
Cash on the barrelhead? Nope. This stuff is counterfeit, and part of the haul made by North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP officers during a raid on a Maple Bay house Nov. 23. (Submitted)
Daniel Borthwick, from Cowichan Bay, is missing. (Submitted)

RCMP searching for missing Cowichan Bay boater, Daniel Borthwick

His Zodiac has been found but he has not, so far.

  • Nov 23, 2017
Daniel Borthwick, from Cowichan Bay, is missing. (Submitted)
RCMP from several detachments were involved in eventual capture of four suspects. (Submitted)

Crime spree at Cowichan Lake ends in capture of four in the woods

Four people are in custody after a crime spree at Cowichan Lake led to a chase in the bush.

  • Nov 16, 2017
RCMP from several detachments were involved in eventual capture of four suspects. (Submitted)