Robert Barron

Guy Johnstone, who operates the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery in Cowichan Bay, fears new DFO regulations could derail his business. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Bay prawn fisher fears for livelihood with new regulations

Sale of frozen-at-sea prawns could now be made illegal

Guy Johnstone, who operates the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery in Cowichan Bay, fears new DFO regulations could derail his business. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Work continues on plans for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)

Duncan-area sewage outflow moving out of the Cowichan River?

$42 million proposal on the table to relocate pipe into the sea outside of Cowichan Bay

Work continues on plans for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)
New designs for a the new weir in Lake Cowichan call for a walkway over the top of the weir, as pictured in this graphic. (Courtesy of the CVRD)

Studies confirm new Cowichan Lake weir location

Project underway aimed at better addressing concerns Cowichan River will run dry

New designs for a the new weir in Lake Cowichan call for a walkway over the top of the weir, as pictured in this graphic. (Courtesy of the CVRD)
The Richmond family, owners of the 49th Parallel grocery store chain in the mid-Island, were on hand for the opening of the company’s fifth location at Berkey’s Corner on March 2. Pictured, from left, are Peter, the company’s CEO, his mother Harmina, sister Kathy and father Wayne in front of the new store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

49th Parallel opens new location in the Duncan area

New spot in the Berkey’s Corner area in addition to existing Duncan store

The Richmond family, owners of the 49th Parallel grocery store chain in the mid-Island, were on hand for the opening of the company’s fifth location at Berkey’s Corner on March 2. Pictured, from left, are Peter, the company’s CEO, his mother Harmina, sister Kathy and father Wayne in front of the new store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan business owners upset about being forced to change address

Owners say City of Duncan’s plan will hurt their business

These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Holly the stuffed Rottweiler has been missing from the front of Lucky Dog U-Bath since Feb. 24. (Submitted photo)

Holly the stuffed Rottweiler is missing from Duncan shop

Toy dog missing from front of Lucky Dog U-Bath since Feb.24

Holly the stuffed Rottweiler has been missing from the front of Lucky Dog U-Bath since Feb. 24. (Submitted photo)
The City of Duncan will implement a new pilot project targeting vandalism this spring. (File photo)

Graffiti trouble? Duncan will give you the brush and the paint to remove it

Initiative based on a successful project to protect Port Alberni from unwanted spray paint

The City of Duncan will implement a new pilot project targeting vandalism this spring. (File photo)
A group of protesters from the Cowichan area gathered on March 2 in support of those defending the old-growth forest at Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. The protesters, who gathered with signs on the pedestrian bridge over the Trans Canada Highway, south of the Silver Bridge, were bringing attention to the ongoing efforts of the Fairy Creek Forest Defenders and other groups opposed to logging one of the last remaining intact old-growth forests on the Island. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Protesters rally in Duncan against logging at Fairy Creek

Dozens gather with signs to demonstrate along the Island Highway

A group of protesters from the Cowichan area gathered on March 2 in support of those defending the old-growth forest at Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. The protesters, who gathered with signs on the pedestrian bridge over the Trans Canada Highway, south of the Silver Bridge, were bringing attention to the ongoing efforts of the Fairy Creek Forest Defenders and other groups opposed to logging one of the last remaining intact old-growth forests on the Island. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tim Mocks, owner of Glenora’s Windhorse Farm, is a member of Regeneration Canada, a group of Canadian farmers who believe the nation’s soil is under threat from inorganic and chemical processes. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island farmer giving back to the land, not just taking from it

Regeneration Canada launches initiative to ensure health and sustainability of our food supply

Tim Mocks, owner of Glenora’s Windhorse Farm, is a member of Regeneration Canada, a group of Canadian farmers who believe the nation’s soil is under threat from inorganic and chemical processes. (Submitted photo)
The latest homeless count in the Valley found 129 in a 24-hour period. (File photo)

Latest homeless count reveals 129 in the Cowichan Valley

But local officials believe number is higher

The latest homeless count in the Valley found 129 in a 24-hour period. (File photo)
The Schacht family, including, from left, Stephen, Jessica and Jeremy, are the brains and muscle behind the Cowichan Valley’s award-winning Ampersand Distillery. (File photo)

Cowichan’s Ampersand Distillery takes Spirit of the Year in national competition

Nocino! a limited-edition bittersweet green walnut liqueur saluted

The Schacht family, including, from left, Stephen, Jessica and Jeremy, are the brains and muscle behind the Cowichan Valley’s award-winning Ampersand Distillery. (File photo)
The Cowichan Valley School Board has taken a stand against racism. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley school board takes a stand against racism

Board pledges to fight racism “in all its forms”

The Cowichan Valley School Board has taken a stand against racism. (Submitted)
Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has confirmed that two more members of the First Nation died last weekend from COVID-19. (File photo)

Two young adults from Cowichan Tribes have died of COVID-19

Shelter-in-place order extended to March 5

Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has confirmed that two more members of the First Nation died last weekend from COVID-19. (File photo)
Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island woman needs a kidney donation

Paula Charlie hopes a match will be found

Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)
At least 50 trees have been illegally cut down in North Cowichan’s forest reserve. (File photo)

Trees being illegally cut down in North Cowichan’s forest reserve

More than 50 cut down so far; RCMP investigating

At least 50 trees have been illegally cut down in North Cowichan’s forest reserve. (File photo)
The Cowichan Valley will need an additional 5,000 housing units by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to a new report. (File photo)

Cowichan simply doesn’t have enough homes for growing population

5,000 new housing units needed by 2025 according to CVRD report

The Cowichan Valley will need an additional 5,000 housing units by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to a new report. (File photo)
More female realtors on Vancouver Island are reporting thery are being harassed by phone calls and texts of a sexual nature. (File photo)

More Island realtors targets of sexually charged texts and calls

At least eight more cases on Island now

More female realtors on Vancouver Island are reporting thery are being harassed by phone calls and texts of a sexual nature. (File photo)
BC Housing is looking for the public’s input on many aspects of the supportive housing project that it is constructing on White Road in Duncan, including the exterior design of the building. Pictured is a graphic of one of the designs under consideration. (Courtesy of BC Housing)

BC Housing looks for public input on Duncan supportive housing project

50-unit building planned for White Road in Duncan

BC Housing is looking for the public’s input on many aspects of the supportive housing project that it is constructing on White Road in Duncan, including the exterior design of the building. Pictured is a graphic of one of the designs under consideration. (Courtesy of BC Housing)
Concerns have been raised about Fallen for Nails, Hair & Beauty Salon, located at 371 Brae St. along with a number of other businesses, regarding the lack of use of masks by staff and patrons of the salon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATE: Maskless salon in Duncan subject of complaints by business neighbours

Duncan business facing increased pressure over flouting COVID-19 rules

Concerns have been raised about Fallen for Nails, Hair & Beauty Salon, located at 371 Brae St. along with a number of other businesses, regarding the lack of use of masks by staff and patrons of the salon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)