Robert Barron

The driver of a minivan that struck another vehicle on the Malahat in 2018, killing a man, gets one year driving prohibition and a $1,000 fine. (File photo)
The driver of a minivan that struck another vehicle on the Malahat in 2018, killing a man, gets one year driving prohibition and a $1,000 fine. (File photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has a new plan to deal with flooding events on the Trans-Canada Highway south of Mt. Sicker Road, which was, as seen here, severely flooded on Nov. 15. (File photo)

Province now has plan for flooding on Trans-Canada Hwy near Mt. Sicker Road

Area hard hit during flooding event on Nov. 15

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has a new plan to deal with flooding events on the Trans-Canada Highway south of Mt. Sicker Road, which was, as seen here, severely flooded on Nov. 15. (File photo)
Power outages are possible on Vancouver Island as another wind and rain storm is expected to hit the area on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Citizen file)
Power outages are possible on Vancouver Island as another wind and rain storm is expected to hit the area on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Citizen file)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is moving her constituency office from the Matraea Centre in downtown Duncan to provide a more safe working environment for her staff after a recent protest and other incidents. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley MLA to move office after protest, incidents cause safety concerns

Sonia Furstenau says she fears for safety of staff

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is moving her constituency office from the Matraea Centre in downtown Duncan to provide a more safe working environment for her staff after a recent protest and other incidents. (File photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, says the police don’t operate a catch-and-release program for people who are arrested. (File photo)

Police don’t operate a “catch-and-release” system, says Cowichan RCMP head

Chris Bear says it’s the courts who decide to release or detain people

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, says the police don’t operate a catch-and-release program for people who are arrested. (File photo)
Island Wonderland will be in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition from Dec. 15-31. (Submitted photo)

New Island Wonderland holiday tradition set to light up Vancouver Island

Cowichan-based show a breathtaking walk-through of light, projection, sound, and lasers

Island Wonderland will be in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition from Dec. 15-31. (Submitted photo)
A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)

Fire claims everything Cowichan family owned

Family not at home at time

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)
Charges stayed in road-rage incident in 2019. (File photo)

Charges in Cowichan road-rage incident stayed by Crown

Crofton’s Jeffrey Robert Pfeifer was charged after incident in 2019

Charges stayed in road-rage incident in 2019. (File photo)
The RCMP are alleging some of its members were assaulted at a Fairy Creek protest camp. (File photo)

RCMP say logging protesters assaulted officers at Fairy Creek camp

Protest group says police actions illegal

The RCMP are alleging some of its members were assaulted at a Fairy Creek protest camp. (File photo)
The Cowichan Aquatic Centre now requires proof of vaccination from all its users. (File photo)

Proof of vaccination now required for pool area at Cowichan Aquatic Centre

Island Health says honour system not working

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre now requires proof of vaccination from all its users. (File photo)
The City of Duncan has banned the use of most poisons to deal with rodents in all properties owned by the city. (File photo)

Duncan bans use of rat poisons in city properties, can’t go further

City pest control could become more costly, regulations don’t allow ban to extend to private homes

The City of Duncan has banned the use of most poisons to deal with rodents in all properties owned by the city. (File photo)
It’s getting to be wearisome and worrisome for operations manager Tammy Calverley, left, and co-owner France Bournazel to always be dealing with flooding at Russell Farm Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan mayor wants comprehensive strategy to deal with ongoing flooding

Al Siebring points out it’s the responsibility of senior levels of government

It’s getting to be wearisome and worrisome for operations manager Tammy Calverley, left, and co-owner France Bournazel to always be dealing with flooding at Russell Farm Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

High costs leaves construction worker shut out of Cowichan rental market

Mich Lowry spent more than a month sleeping in truck

Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Rick Corden stands next to the new pole on Gibbins Road in front of his house that replaced one that was sheared off by a car in June. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Long-running ICBC claim over collateral damage to his house frustrates Cowichan man

Rick Corden waiting for settlement since June after car hit power pole, blowing out his electrical

Rick Corden stands next to the new pole on Gibbins Road in front of his house that replaced one that was sheared off by a car in June. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Troubled Duncan highway corridor chasing business away

Discarded needles, graffiti and even small fires plaguing area shops

Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (Photo courtesy of Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Department)
A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (Photo courtesy of Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Department)
A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP photo)
A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP photo)
Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

3 wreaths trashed at Duncan Cenotaph

“These wreaths are meant to commemorate the people who died fighting for their country”

Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)

North Cowichan wins appeal, denying Motorsport Circuit expansion

Judges not persuaded by VIMC’s arguments

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)
One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One person dead after worksite accident in Duncan

Death occurred at auto-wrecking yard on Boys Road

One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)