Robert Barron

Jesse McMaster and his dog Keno shortly after Keno was found on Mount Prevost weeks after he went missing. (Submitted photo)
Jesse McMaster and his dog Keno shortly after Keno was found on Mount Prevost weeks after he went missing. (Submitted photo)
The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)

Search continues for Keno, dog lost in Cowichan thought to be in Coombs area

Husky/shepherd cross went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25

The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)
A ruptured oil tank caused oil to be spilled into the Cowichan River near Lake Cowichan on Tuesday morning. Officials from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy are expected on scene Tuesday afternoon to assess the situation. (File photo)

Oil tank rupture spills fuel into Cowichan River

Spill came from leak in oil tank on private property

A ruptured oil tank caused oil to be spilled into the Cowichan River near Lake Cowichan on Tuesday morning. Officials from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy are expected on scene Tuesday afternoon to assess the situation. (File photo)
Ian Mackay, president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, said realtors should be on the alert after a realtor from Duncan and more than two dozen on the mainland reported being sexually harassed by phone and text. (File photo)

Vancouver Island realtor sexually harassed on phone, texts

Island woman among dozens of realtors in B.C. being targeted by similar behaviour

Ian Mackay, president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, said realtors should be on the alert after a realtor from Duncan and more than two dozen on the mainland reported being sexually harassed by phone and text. (File photo)
One person was taken to hospital by helicopter after a crash on Youbou Road on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (Screenshot)

Serious accident in Youbou Sunday sends one to hospital

Single-vehicle accident occured on Youbou Road

One person was taken to hospital by helicopter after a crash on Youbou Road on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (Screenshot)
Willow the dog has been found. The Labradoodle has been missing since Jan. 31 when he escaped from a fatal car accident on Gibbins Road. (File photo)

Willow the dog located in Duncan following fatal crash

Labradoodle was in fatal accident on Jan. 31

Willow the dog has been found. The Labradoodle has been missing since Jan. 31 when he escaped from a fatal car accident on Gibbins Road. (File photo)
Joel Morrison wants to thank everyone who assisted him and the other people who lost their homes in the fire on New Year’s Eve at Lewis Apartments on Lewis Street. Pictured is Morrison and his support dog Lily. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan fire victim gives thanks to community for assistance

Joel Morrison said ordeal made easier by many caring people

Joel Morrison wants to thank everyone who assisted him and the other people who lost their homes in the fire on New Year’s Eve at Lewis Apartments on Lewis Street. Pictured is Morrison and his support dog Lily. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Searchers are asking the public to keep their eyes open for Willow, a black Labradoodle that fled from a car involved in a fatal accident on the grounds of Cowichan District Hospital on Jan. 31. (Submitted photo)

Dog missing from fatal accident scene in Duncan

Public asked to keep an eye out for Willow

Searchers are asking the public to keep their eyes open for Willow, a black Labradoodle that fled from a car involved in a fatal accident on the grounds of Cowichan District Hospital on Jan. 31. (Submitted photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019. (Citizen file)

Crime down, arsons up in the Duncan area last year

Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP report an 11 per cent drop in calls

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said calls for service were down in 2020 compared to 2019. (Citizen file)
Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)

Flood mapping pursued in wake of last year’s Chemainus River situation

River saw historic flooding in rain event last year

Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)
A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)

North Cowichan joins fight against freighter anchorages

Concerns raised about environmental and other impacts of anchored ships

A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)
The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Lost Duncan dog believed to have travelled at least 100 km to Coombs area

Keno went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25

The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Workers prepare to take down 28 large trees on private property on Mill Bay Road this week after they were intentionally poisoned almost two years ago. (Submitted photo)
Workers prepare to take down 28 large trees on private property on Mill Bay Road this week after they were intentionally poisoned almost two years ago. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Cat Rescue is taking over the work of Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society after the society announced it closed its doors for good in January.
Cowichan Cat Rescue is taking over the work of Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society after the society announced it closed its doors for good in January. (Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society closes doors after 13 years

COVID-related fundraising issues cited, Cowichan Cat Rescue takes over work in the area

Cowichan Cat Rescue is taking over the work of Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society after the society announced it closed its doors for good in January.
Cowichan Cat Rescue is taking over the work of Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society after the society announced it closed its doors for good in January. (Gazette file)
There still has been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie on Christmas Eve, 2019. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the crime. This memorial, located near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue where the crime occurred, still stands at the site of the double homicide. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Investigation continues into Christmas Eve Duncan double murder

Police ask anyone with information on possibly ‘targeted’ 2019 crime to contact them

There still has been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie on Christmas Eve, 2019. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the crime. This memorial, located near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue where the crime occurred, still stands at the site of the double homicide. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The memorial site for double-murder victims Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie, located in Charles Hoey Park, will be allowed to stay for another two months after the City of Duncan changed its policy on temporary memorials. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan allowing memorials to murdered pair stay longer

Policy change related to memorial for double-homicide victims in city park

The memorial site for double-murder victims Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie, located in Charles Hoey Park, will be allowed to stay for another two months after the City of Duncan changed its policy on temporary memorials. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Island Health is expected to begin public consultations soon on its controversial plans to open a new wellness and recovery centre at 5878 York Road. (File photo)

Public consultations on controversial Duncan recovery centre coming soon

Facility aimed at homeless and addicted population scheduled to open in June

Island Health is expected to begin public consultations soon on its controversial plans to open a new wellness and recovery centre at 5878 York Road. (File photo)
Seven streets in downtown Duncan, including Station Street, will soon have new native names added to their signage. (Submitted graphic)

New Duncan street signs will be in English and Hul’q’umi’num

Seven streets to get additional names in First Nations language

Seven streets in downtown Duncan, including Station Street, will soon have new native names added to their signage. (Submitted graphic)
Workers prepare to take down 28 large trees on private property on Mill Bay Road this week after they were intentionally poisoned almost two years ago. (Submitted photo)

Still no charges over poisoning of trees in Mill Bay

It’s been almost two years since incident involving 28 large trees

Workers prepare to take down 28 large trees on private property on Mill Bay Road this week after they were intentionally poisoned almost two years ago. (Submitted photo)
The new Malahat Skywalk is expected to be completed by this summer. (Submitted graphic)

Malahat Skywalk expected to be complete by this summer

$15-million project will see 650-metre elevated wooden pathway constructed

The new Malahat Skywalk is expected to be completed by this summer. (Submitted graphic)