Robert Barron

The remaining tenting sites for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be winterized. (File photo)

Duncan tent sites for the homeless to be winterized

Only two in five sites left in active use

The remaining tenting sites for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be winterized. (File photo)
This graphic provides some of the details in the preliminary design of the new weir. (Submitted graphic)

Preliminary design of new Cowichan Lake weir presented to the public

Live online presentation scheduled for Dec. 10

This graphic provides some of the details in the preliminary design of the new weir. (Submitted graphic)
Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Elderly man found safe after getting stuck for 14 hours on Cowichan Lake logging road

RCMP, Cowichan Search & Rescue, lead search in Skutz Falls area

Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)
Group wants to start a pilot program for regenerative farms in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Group looks to North Cowichan for farmland

Land could also be used for affordable housing

Group wants to start a pilot program for regenerative farms in North Cowichan. (File photo)
A picture of Bug before the attack by the dogs on Nov. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Three dogs almost kill cat in rural area near Duncan

Efforts to catch the possibly feral canines unsuccessful so far

A picture of Bug before the attack by the dogs on Nov. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)
The CVRD will reconsider its policies on fireworks after receiving complaints. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Regional District considers options for fireworks after complaints

Distict only allows fireworks on Halloween and New Year’s Eve, with a permit

The CVRD will reconsider its policies on fireworks after receiving complaints. (File photo)
An all-in-one web based virtual queuing, people counting, and contact tracing solution is now available to Cowichan businesses at a subsidized cost. (Submitted)

Web-based solutions for businesses to meet social distancing protocols now available

Community Futures Cowichan providing access to the WAIT Queue Management System

An all-in-one web based virtual queuing, people counting, and contact tracing solution is now available to Cowichan businesses at a subsidized cost. (Submitted)
Some parents are concerned with the plans of the Cowichan Valley school district to drop one of its distance-learning options. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley parents upset with loss of remote learning program

School district says program being redesigned

Some parents are concerned with the plans of the Cowichan Valley school district to drop one of its distance-learning options. (File photo)
Picture of two swans leaving the Cowichan estuary moments before one was shot out of the sky. (Submitted photo)

Petition to stop hunting in Cowichan estuary after swan shot

Hunting allowed in area, some seeking to change that after ‘act of sickening, malicious destruction’

Picture of two swans leaving the Cowichan estuary moments before one was shot out of the sky. (Submitted photo)
Those looking for shelter at Warmland House may soon find that option limited as Warmland cuts capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Warmland House in Duncan cutting back on shelter beds due to COVID

Decision a safety precaution during pandemic

Those looking for shelter at Warmland House may soon find that option limited as Warmland cuts capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Search and rescue crews from all over Vancouver Island responded to calls to assist with the search for a 19 year-old man with medical issues who got lost on trails in the south end of Duncan on Nov. 21. The man was found Sunday morning and taken to hospital for assessment. (Submitted photo)

Duncan man rescued after getting lost on local trails

19-year-old taken to hospital for assessment

Search and rescue crews from all over Vancouver Island responded to calls to assist with the search for a 19 year-old man with medical issues who got lost on trails in the south end of Duncan on Nov. 21. The man was found Sunday morning and taken to hospital for assessment. (Submitted photo)
The first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit when it was under construction. The Municipality of North Cowichan denied the VIMC a development permit for phase two of the project. That decision was quashed by the courts. (File photo)

North Cowichan to appeal court’s decision to quash Motorsport expansion denial

Municipality has until Dec. 6 to file appeal to recent court ruling

The first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit when it was under construction. The Municipality of North Cowichan denied the VIMC a development permit for phase two of the project. That decision was quashed by the courts. (File photo)
Part of the $24.2 million in federal funding to help the Cowichan watershed will be used to help pay for the new weir on Cowichan Lake. (File photo)

Feds pledge funding for weir at Cowichan Lake, watershed

Minister Catherine McKenna announced $24.2 million in funding last week

Part of the $24.2 million in federal funding to help the Cowichan watershed will be used to help pay for the new weir on Cowichan Lake. (File photo)
The owners of the VIMC said they don’t feel victorious after their court win over North Cowichan. (File photo)

Motorsport owners don’t feel they won a victory over North Cowichan

Lawyer says GAIN Group always wanted productive relationship with municipality

The owners of the VIMC said they don’t feel victorious after their court win over North Cowichan. (File photo)
Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)

RCMP asking for other victims sexually assaulted on Cowichan hospital grounds to come forward

Police say multiple incidents occurred over a two week period in the first half of November

Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)
Reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults on the grounds at Cowichan District Hospital are under investigation. (File photo)

Warning issued, security beefed up due to sex assault concerns around Cowichan District Hospital

Staff and the public told to wait in their cars for a security escort rather than walking alone

Reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults on the grounds at Cowichan District Hospital are under investigation. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes speaks out against freighter anchorages along the local coastline. 
(File photo)

Cowichan Tribes against anchorage of freighter vessels in local waters

MP Alistair MacGregor introduced bill on issue last month

Cowichan Tribes speaks out against freighter anchorages along the local coastline. 
(File photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/DUNCAN RCMP detachment, said calls for service have been down during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP report calls for service down due to pandemic

But sex offences, arsons and drug offences are up

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/DUNCAN RCMP detachment, said calls for service have been down during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan is asking its residents if they are in favour of allowing backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan considers allowing backyard chickens

Residents being asked to take part in poll on issue

The Town of Lake Cowichan is asking its residents if they are in favour of allowing backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)

Province says new dock at Arbutus Ridge in Cowichan was never authorized

Retirement community has already removed the $1.5-million dock

The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)