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A group of Cowichan dog professionals has teamed up to help international organization Breaking the Chains raise funds to support dogs caught up in the war in Ukraine. (Breaking the Chains photo)

Vancouver Island dog professionals team up to help dogs flee Ukraine war

Fundraiser for Breaking the Chains organization

 

Goalie McCoy Bidewell keeps an eye on the puck. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley Capitals fire 70 shots in weekend split

Bench boss Vandekamp 1-1 following return

 

Police responded to a possible gun sighting at the Duncan Law Courts on Monday afternoon. (Citizen file)

Police find no gunman after reports of Duncan sighting

A large police presence gathered downtown on Monday afternoon

 

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)

Mill Bay man worried by Grand Theft Auto-style catalytic converter theft

Breghman Dolan’s car was chained to a truck, towed and flipped over outside George Bonner Elementary

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)
The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Island Health issued an air quality advisory for the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island air quality advisory issued Sunday remain in effect

Those in Alberni and Cowichan with chronic conditions urged to take extra care and stay indoors

The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Island Health issued an air quality advisory for the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Black Press file photo)
Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)

250 rowers gather on Vancouver Island lake for national championship

Brigid Kennedy placed second in the lightweight women’s single event

Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)
Massimo Sarantos Lombardi was named an honourable mention as a BCHL Player of the week for his work over the last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Caps top Eagles in high-scoring affair

More roster changes for Cowichan as team’s Luke collection continues

Massimo Sarantos Lombardi was named an honourable mention as a BCHL Player of the week for his work over the last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)
Cowichan Valley forward Cole Melady skates through a hook during Cowichan’s OT victory over Coquitlam Oct. 30 (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals add a forward while struggling to find consistency

Junior A team has four wins in 14 games this season

Cowichan Valley forward Cole Melady skates through a hook during Cowichan’s OT victory over Coquitlam Oct. 30 (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)

Vancouver Island lake set to host its first national rowing championship

Quamichan Lake near Duncan to host Canada’s rowing nationals this week

Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)
The Caps next play at the Cowichan Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Coquitlam Express. The puck drops at 2 p.m. (Todd Blumel photo)

Struggling Cowichan Capitals trusting the process

Cowichan next hosts the Coquitlam Express on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

The Caps next play at the Cowichan Community Centre on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Coquitlam Express. The puck drops at 2 p.m. (Todd Blumel photo)
Fireworks permits are not being processed by North Cowichan until the Coastal Fire Service rescinds their current restrictions. (File photo)

No fireworks permits being issued in North Cowichan

Current Coastal Fire Service area restrictions prohibit fireworks

Fireworks permits are not being processed by North Cowichan until the Coastal Fire Service rescinds their current restrictions. (File photo)
Logan Camp scored his first of the year against Nanaimo on Oct. 7. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Capitals lose two straight to Island opponents

Next up: the BCHL Showcase tournament in Chilliwack Oct. 17-20

Logan Camp scored his first of the year against Nanaimo on Oct. 7. (Todd Blumel photo)
Greater Duncan residents report upwards of three loud explosions in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 (Google)

Mystery ‘explosions’ rock Duncan area, leave residents puzzled

Some report hearing as many as three loud early morning bangs, cause unexplained

Greater Duncan residents report upwards of three loud explosions in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 (Google)
This picture of a gathering of Paldi residents was taken in 1936. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)

Cowichan’s historic community of Paldi to be subject of new Heritage Minute

Town considered to be one of Canada’s first multicultural communities

This picture of a gathering of Paldi residents was taken in 1936. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)
Goalie McCoy Bidewell’s play opening weekend earned him BCHL first star of week honours. He faced 100 shots over Cowichan’s first two games and made 97 saves. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley Capitals off to winning start

The Cowichan Valley Capitals have had the luxury of playing their first…

Goalie McCoy Bidewell’s play opening weekend earned him BCHL first star of week honours. He faced 100 shots over Cowichan’s first two games and made 97 saves. (Todd Blumel photo)
Area I candidate Max Russell. (Facebook)

Youbou election candidate Russell says his criminal past doesn’t define him

Fraud conviction has constituents worried about CVRD candidate’s ability to govern

Area I candidate Max Russell. (Facebook)
Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley Capitals split opening weekend homestand

Luke Stickland leading the team in scoring

Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)
Darlene Gwynn was last seen by family members on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing Cowichan woman found after search

Police say 59-year-old Darlene Gwynn in hospital, but safe and sound

Darlene Gwynn was last seen by family members on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17. (RCMP handout)
Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)