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Rod Peters steps down as mayor of Lake Cowichan. (File photo)

Rod Peters resigns as mayor of Lake Cowichan

Byelection expected in the fall

Rod Peters steps down as mayor of Lake Cowichan. (File photo)
In an incident in 2017, an air ambulance crew from BC Emergency Health Services work to transport a patient from Maple Bay Elementary School. (File photo)

Air ambulance called to possible drowning near Duncan

Status of patient unknown after incident at Quamichan Lake

In an incident in 2017, an air ambulance crew from BC Emergency Health Services work to transport a patient from Maple Bay Elementary School. (File photo)
Longevity John Falkner, left, artistic director for the 39 Days of July, and operations manager Trevor Linde go over details of the event’s final days this year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan’s 39 Days of July deemed a success, despite COVID-19

Musical productions live streamed from the Duncan Showroom this year

Longevity John Falkner, left, artistic director for the 39 Days of July, and operations manager Trevor Linde go over details of the event’s final days this year. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tubers make their way down the Cowichan River through Lake Cowichan on Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan divided as tourists flock to town

Businesses happy, but many residents taking issue with the influx of visitors

Tubers make their way down the Cowichan River through Lake Cowichan on Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Shocked spectators watch as man drowns squirrel at Cowichan Lake

Shocked spectators watch as man drowns squirrel at Cowichan Lake

Incident in Lake Cowichan spoiled a perfect summer day for many

Shocked spectators watch as man drowns squirrel at Cowichan Lake
Russell Markel, (far right) owner of Outer Shores Expeditions, and two guests at the bow of the sailing vessel Passing Cloud. (Submitted photo)

Mill Bay’s Outer Shores Expeditions to run day tours in Salish Sea this year

Outer Shores Expeditions readjusts operations this summer to account for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russell Markel, (far right) owner of Outer Shores Expeditions, and two guests at the bow of the sailing vessel Passing Cloud. (Submitted photo)
Judge dismissed petition seeking removal of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples

Judge dismissed petition seeking removal of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples

Petitioners claim excessive bureaucracy led to too many delays in process

Judge dismissed petition seeking removal of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples
Kevin Timothy received a suspended sentence and 18 months probation on an animal cruelty charge related to his treatment of Hope (pictured), a female German shepherd that he owned before being seized by authorities. (File photo)

Probation, animal ownership ban issued in Hope the dog cruelty case

Kevin Timothy guilty in case of emaciated dog found tied to tree in remote area of Penelakut Island

Kevin Timothy received a suspended sentence and 18 months probation on an animal cruelty charge related to his treatment of Hope (pictured), a female German shepherd that he owned before being seized by authorities. (File photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment, said the last three months of the pandemic have brought numerous challenges to the local police force. (File photo)

Pandemic tests Vancouver Island RCMP

Cowichan’s Insp. Chris Bear said last three months full of challenges

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment, said the last three months of the pandemic have brought numerous challenges to the local police force. (File photo)
Duncan mayor seeks to have petition seeking her ouster dismissed by the courts

Duncan mayor seeks to have petition seeking her ouster dismissed by the courts

Petition alleges Michelle Staples involved in numerous conflicts of interest

Duncan mayor seeks to have petition seeking her ouster dismissed by the courts
Construction of Duncan area’s new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021

Construction of Duncan area’s new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021

North Cowichan’s council unimously votes to borrow $48 million for project

Construction of Duncan area’s new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021
Harold C. Joe, (pictured) a documentary filmmaker and a member of Cowichan Tribes, and production company Drama Camp Productions are making a documentary about the Valley’s famous Chief Tzouhalem. (File photo)

Documentary on legendary Chief Tzouhalem to be filmed in Cowichan

Film by Indigenous-operated Drama Camp Productions and Victoria’s Less Bland Productions

Harold C. Joe, (pictured) a documentary filmmaker and a member of Cowichan Tribes, and production company Drama Camp Productions are making a documentary about the Valley’s famous Chief Tzouhalem. (File photo)
Elizabeth Trenholm, owner of Shawnigan Lake’s Epona’s Whisper Therapeutic Donkeys Ltd., poses with her donkeys Coco and Winnie. (Submitted photo)

There’s some donkey business happening on Vancouver Island

New therapeutic business featuring donkeys opens in Shawnigan Lake

Elizabeth Trenholm, owner of Shawnigan Lake’s Epona’s Whisper Therapeutic Donkeys Ltd., poses with her donkeys Coco and Winnie. (Submitted photo)
As Charleigh turns 5, Lake Cowichan family says thank you

As Charleigh turns 5, Lake Cowichan family says thank you

Girl celebrates her fifth birthday, as support helps her fight against very rare CLN2 Batten disease

As Charleigh turns 5, Lake Cowichan family says thank you
A rendering of the proposed new RCMP detachment on Ford and Drinkwater Roads in North Cowichan. (North Cowichan image)

Bid to halt $48 million Cowichan RCMP detachment falls well short

Municipality received less than half the forms necessary to stop project, or spark referendum

A rendering of the proposed new RCMP detachment on Ford and Drinkwater Roads in North Cowichan. (North Cowichan image)
Duncan’s Brandee Peart is in the quarterfinals for Maxim magazine’s annual cover girl competition this year. (Submitted photo)

Duncan model makes quarter finals in ‘Maxim’ magazine contest

Brandee Peart among top one per cent left in competition

Duncan’s Brandee Peart is in the quarterfinals for Maxim magazine’s annual cover girl competition this year. (Submitted photo)
Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, stands in front of the new open-air food court that will be set up in Station Park for eight weeks. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Downtown Duncan open-air food court opens

Facility will operate throughout the summer in reaction to COVID-19

Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, stands in front of the new open-air food court that will be set up in Station Park for eight weeks. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Valley’s Sammy Dubois, 14, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and is going through treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan rallying around family after rare disorder leaves teen partially paralyzed

Sammy Dubois, 14, disgnosed with rare neurological disorder

The Valley’s Sammy Dubois, 14, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and is going through treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
A request for a judicial review by the Supreme Court of B.C. has been filed in an effort to have Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples removed from office. (File photo)

Petition filed to oust Duncan mayor over alleged conflicts of interest

Mayor Michelle Staples said petition has no merit

A request for a judicial review by the Supreme Court of B.C. has been filed in an effort to have Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples removed from office. (File photo)
The rainfall accumulations in the Valley in June were way above normal, according to Environment Canada. (File photo)

Summer weather on the way for Vancouver Island next week, forecasters say

Rain accumulations in June well above normal

The rainfall accumulations in the Valley in June were way above normal, according to Environment Canada. (File photo)