Robert Barron

Sonia Furstenau said her focus as MLA if she is re-elected will be on the riding, even as she carries on the responsibilities of being the party leader. (File photo)

Incumbent Sonia Furstenau says lots of work to be done in Cowichan Valley

MLA for Cowichan named leader of BC Green Party last month

Sonia Furstenau said her focus as MLA if she is re-elected will be on the riding, even as she carries on the responsibilities of being the party leader. (File photo)
Economic recovery important for Cowichan Valley Liberal candidate Tanya Kaul

Economic recovery important for Cowichan Valley Liberal candidate Tanya Kaul

Mental health, addictions and environment also in platform

Economic recovery important for Cowichan Valley Liberal candidate Tanya Kaul
Film crews from Zeta Productions were filming scenes for the television series “Super Pupz” in downtown Duncan on Sept. 29. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Film crews from Zeta Productions were filming scenes for the television series “Super Pupz” in downtown Duncan on Sept. 29. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Anthony Kubica, formerly from Shawnigan Lake, looks on as he was sentenced to 25 years to life for murder in a California courtroom on Sept. 24. (Courtesy of Riverside Country District Attorney’s Office)

Shawnigan Lake’s Kubica gets 25 to life for murder in California

Former Shawnigan Lake man convicted of killing woman in 1990

Anthony Kubica, formerly from Shawnigan Lake, looks on as he was sentenced to 25 years to life for murder in a California courtroom on Sept. 24. (Courtesy of Riverside Country District Attorney’s Office)
The Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13 after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but operations will be limited for now. (File photo)

Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13

But Duncan-area facility will only be open on a limited basis due to COVID-19

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre will reopen on Oct. 13 after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but operations will be limited for now. (File photo)
Duncan family overwhelmed with 14 puppies

Duncan family overwhelmed with 14 puppies

Chocolate lab litter may be one of the biggest ever

Duncan family overwhelmed with 14 puppies
Five people have signed nomination papers in the race to replace Lake Cowichan’s former mayor Rod Peters (pictured) who resigned in July. (File photo)

Five vying for Lake Cowichan mayor’s chair

By-election set for Oct. 24

Five people have signed nomination papers in the race to replace Lake Cowichan’s former mayor Rod Peters (pictured) who resigned in July. (File photo)
Island Health says it will move forward with its plans to place its controversial Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road, despite community concerns. (File photo)

Island Health committed to controversial Duncan overdose prevention site

Health Authority claims no other suitable site available for Wellness and Recovery Centre

Island Health says it will move forward with its plans to place its controversial Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road, despite community concerns. (File photo)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
John Horn, executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, said tiny homes could help alleviate housing issues in the Valley. (File photo)

Tiny homes could help Cowichan’s housing issues, says housing official

John Horn says homeless need shelter with winter coming

John Horn, executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, said tiny homes could help alleviate housing issues in the Valley. (File photo)
It could be many months before the court’s decision on the judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit at the VIMC last year are known. (File photo)

Decision on judicial review of Cowichan Motorsport decision could take months

VIMC said it was assured by North Cowichan that expansion would be allowed

It could be many months before the court’s decision on the judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit at the VIMC last year are known. (File photo)
A water sustainability plan for the Koksilah River, which saw low water levels again this year, is under way. 
(File photo)

Water levels in Koksilah River critically low again this year

Farmers had to alternate water use

A water sustainability plan for the Koksilah River, which saw low water levels again this year, is under way. 
(File photo)
The Bowen Queen is currently servicing the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pandemic pauses planning for Crofton ferry terminal upgrades

Draft plan was expected in early 2020

The Bowen Queen is currently servicing the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vancouver Island dance school pirouettes into full-fledged education institution

Vancouver Island dance school pirouettes into full-fledged education institution

Steps Ahead studio will provide assistance with distance learning, as well as artistic classes

Vancouver Island dance school pirouettes into full-fledged education institution
Judicial review is underway of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit to the VIMC. (File photo)

Judicial review of Motorsport expansion rejection could cost taxpayers up to $60 million

North Cowichan denied Duncan-area Motorsport Circuit a development permit last year

Judicial review is underway of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit to the VIMC. (File photo)
Joy Stott, clinical coordinator at the Margaret Moss Health Centre, pores through old photo albums covering the centre’s long history in the Cowichan Valley.(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Caring for Cowichan from the Spanish flu to COVID-19

Duncan’s Margaret Moss health centre turns 100

Joy Stott, clinical coordinator at the Margaret Moss Health Centre, pores through old photo albums covering the centre’s long history in the Cowichan Valley.(Robert Barron/Citizen)
The planned marina appears in the upper left corner in this graphic showing the First Nation’s extensive plans for the area. (Submitted graphic)

Feds fork over $300,000 for Cowichan Lake marina project

First Nation project on North Shore Road to be completed this fall

The planned marina appears in the upper left corner in this graphic showing the First Nation’s extensive plans for the area. (Submitted graphic)
BC Housing has been asked to extend funding to keep the five tenting sites for the homeless in the Valley, including the one at Fuller Lake Arena that is pictured, in place until the 100 units of affordable housing that are planned for the region are completed. (File photo)

Officials want smooth transition from tents to homes in Cowichan

Modular housing for the homeless could be in place within months

BC Housing has been asked to extend funding to keep the five tenting sites for the homeless in the Valley, including the one at Fuller Lake Arena that is pictured, in place until the 100 units of affordable housing that are planned for the region are completed. (File photo)
Parents in the Cowichan Valley school district have joined other groups and local governments in raising concerns over Island Health’s decision to open its new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road this fall. (File photo)

Parents add to complaints about Duncan’s new mental health and addiction centre

Island Health to open Wellness and Recovery Centre in area near schools this fall

Parents in the Cowichan Valley school district have joined other groups and local governments in raising concerns over Island Health’s decision to open its new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road this fall. (File photo)
Two chickens, or possible roosters, abandoned in a box in a driveway of a home on McLean Road left the family confused and concerned for their welfare. (File photo)

Chickens left abandoned on driveway not unusual

Animal control officials say Lake Cowichan couple’s feathered discovery not uncommon

Two chickens, or possible roosters, abandoned in a box in a driveway of a home on McLean Road left the family confused and concerned for their welfare. (File photo)