Robert Barron

The Vancouver Port Authority says it wants to help deal with problems related to anchored cargo ships off of Cowichan, but has limited authority. (File photo)

Vancouver Port Authority says it wants to deal with anchorage issues

But delegation tells CVRD that VPA has limited jurisdiction to do so

The Vancouver Port Authority says it wants to help deal with problems related to anchored cargo ships off of Cowichan, but has limited authority. (File photo)
North Cowichan’s director of engineering, David Conway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan asked to ban gas-powered garden tools

Oak Bay first to begin phasing out the tools in the region

North Cowichan’s director of engineering, David Conway. (Photo by Don Bodger)
City of Duncan staff have been tasked to prepare a report on options for people living temporarily in RVs. (File photo)

Duncan, North Cowichan to consider options for RV living

Staff tasked to prepare report on issue of making it easier for people to live in rec vehicles

City of Duncan staff have been tasked to prepare a report on options for people living temporarily in RVs. (File photo)
The possibility of building a highway bypass around Duncan’s busy Trans-Canada Corridor has been raised again. (File photo)

Another look at highway bypass around Duncan suggested as resistance continues

Local government says conditions have changed since last look in 2014

The possibility of building a highway bypass around Duncan’s busy Trans-Canada Corridor has been raised again. (File photo)
North Cowichan staff are working to stop the illegal building of mountain bike trails on Mount Richards. (File photo)

North Cowichan aims to stop illegal trail building on Mount Richards

Concerns raised about damage to environment

North Cowichan staff are working to stop the illegal building of mountain bike trails on Mount Richards. (File photo)
What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)

Escaped pigs surprise golfers in Cowichan

Two sighted at Cowichan Golf Club

What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)
What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)

Escaped pigs surprise golfers in Cowichan

Two sighted at Cowichan Golf Club

What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)
The City of Duncan is turning off commenting on its Facebook page. (File photo: Black Press Media)

City of Duncan shuts down commenting on its Facebook page

Increasing number of improper comments and too much time monitoring cited

The City of Duncan is turning off commenting on its Facebook page. (File photo: Black Press Media)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)
Sandy Souci, a homeowner near McAdam Park, stands next to a pile of garbage and debris left from campers in the wooded section of the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sandy Souci, a homeowner near McAdam Park, stands next to a pile of garbage and debris left from campers in the wooded section of the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Rainy and cooler weather in the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island is expected to continue into the summer. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cool, rainy weather forecast to continue into summer for Vancouver Island residents

La Niña expected to stay in place well into July, and possibly even early August

Rainy and cooler weather in the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island is expected to continue into the summer. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Broombusters Invasive Plant Society wants the province to officially label the invasive species Scotch broom as a noxious weed. (File photo)

Group launches sweeping campaign for B.C. to label Scotch broom a noxious weed

Province also asked to help stop spread of the invasive plant species

The Broombusters Invasive Plant Society wants the province to officially label the invasive species Scotch broom as a noxious weed. (File photo)
This picture of the suspect was taken at the Chevron gas station. (RCMP handout)

6 Duncan area businesses robbed at knifepoint

RCMP seeking help from public in catching suspect

This picture of the suspect was taken at the Chevron gas station. (RCMP handout)
Nothing but debris was left after a fire at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Nothing but debris was left after a fire at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)

Trombone sends bear packing at St. John’s Academy on Vancouver Island

Music teacher grabbed biggest instrument he had

Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)
Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)

Trombone sends bear packing at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake

Music teacher grabbed biggest instrument he had

Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)
Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)

Rowing Canada looks to ICET for funds to develop Duncan-area home base

Organization applying for ICET grant for phase-two Quamichan Lake development

Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)
Jesse Bennett was arrested on May 24 during a traffic stop in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Jesse Bennett was arrested on May 24 during a traffic stop in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Local First Nations will be invited to play a big part in North Cowichan’s 250th anniversary celebrations next year. (File photo)

Vancouver Island’s second-oldest municipality will turn 150 with a First Nations focus

North Cowichan plans to make concerted push away from previous colonial-themed anniversaries

Local First Nations will be invited to play a big part in North Cowichan’s 250th anniversary celebrations next year. (File photo)
A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)

City of Duncan adds voice to opposing commercial anchorages in local waters

Authorities particularly concerned about Cowichan Bay where treatment plant’s outflow is planned

A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)