Robert Barron

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said the detachment has limited resources to respond to the call for more police presence in Chemainus. (File photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said the detachment has limited resources to respond to the call for more police presence in Chemainus. (File photo)
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Island MP wants parliamentary inquiry into sudden prawn fishery changes

DFO has made the sale of frozen-at-sea spot prawns potentially illegal

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Two people diagnosed with COVID-19 at the homeless site on St. Julien Street in Duncan are self-isolating in their cabins (pictured). (File photo)

Two cases of COVID-19 reported at Duncan homeless site

Afflicted are self-isolating in their cabins

Two people diagnosed with COVID-19 at the homeless site on St. Julien Street in Duncan are self-isolating in their cabins (pictured). (File photo)
Renee Cann, owner of Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration, plans to close the store and retire on March 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration closing doors for good

Business has changed and owner is moving on

Renee Cann, owner of Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration, plans to close the store and retire on March 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Wildlife experts say that pine siskin birds (pictured) still carry the risk of salmonella infection. (File photo)
Wildlife experts say that pine siskin birds (pictured) still carry the risk of salmonella infection. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley’s W. Jeff Leggat is an organizer of the Community Rally to Raise the Rates for Persons living with Permanent Disabilities in B.C. that will take place on the grounds of the legislature building in Victoria on March 18. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Valley’s W. Jeff Leggat is an organizer of the Community Rally to Raise the Rates for Persons living with Permanent Disabilities in B.C. that will take place on the grounds of the legislature building in Victoria on March 18. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)

Insight into Vancouver Island true crime offered in ‘Guilty Knowledge’

Book signing events for private investigator Allan Waddy’s new book to be held later this month

Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)
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)