Robert Barron

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)
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)