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Police, fire, ambulance crews all were at the scene of a fire on the fourth floor of the Lewis Apartments Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Police, fire, ambulance crews all were at the scene of a fire on the fourth floor of the Lewis Apartments Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RiverQuest Charters owner Dave Gunn had no idea he was creating a viral video when he scaled down an embankment with his chainsaw on Dec. 16 to cut away a tree blocking the river. (Screenshot)

Video of hazard tree removal from Cowichan River on Vancouver Island goes viral

Total number of views has surpassed 24 million in just a few weeks.

RiverQuest Charters owner Dave Gunn had no idea he was creating a viral video when he scaled down an embankment with his chainsaw on Dec. 16 to cut away a tree blocking the river. (Screenshot)
RiverQuest Charters owner Dave Gunn had no idea he was creating a viral video when he scaled down an embankment with his chainsaw on Dec. 16 to cut away a tree blocking the river. (Screenshot)

Hazard tree removal from Cowichan River video goes viral

RiverQuest Charters owner and fishing guide Dave Gunn adds spectacular photos and…

RiverQuest Charters owner Dave Gunn had no idea he was creating a viral video when he scaled down an embankment with his chainsaw on Dec. 16 to cut away a tree blocking the river. (Screenshot)
A Voice for Our Children is opposing the location of a new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan addictions centre location concerns persist after meeting with premier

Advocates disappointed but optimistic after meeting premier about Cowichan Wellness Centre location

A Voice for Our Children is opposing the location of a new Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Two fundraisers have been set up to help Edna Cuthbert after a devastating fire claimed her home on Dec. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fundraisers set up to help 75-year-old Cowichan Valley fire victim

75-year-old woman lost everything in Dec. 8 blaze

Two fundraisers have been set up to help Edna Cuthbert after a devastating fire claimed her home on Dec. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)

Cowichan singer Malakai catches the eyes and ears of James Taylor

Legendary singer-songwriter posts two videos of 11-year-old performer to Instagram

Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)
Firefighters battle flames in a house on Christopher Road early Tuesday morning. (Ellen Haywood photo)

Dog rescued from house fire south of Duncan

All human occupants escaped safely from blaze on Eleanor Road

Firefighters battle flames in a house on Christopher Road early Tuesday morning. (Ellen Haywood photo)
Kelowna RCMP Stock Image.

Arrest made in 2019 Vancouver Island road rage incident

55-year-old Crofton man will appear in court in January 2021

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RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP looking for witnesses to road rage incident near Chemainus

Driver shattered another vehicle’s window on highway on Nov. 24

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Gracie couldn’t stop nursing from her previous owner’s goats which was problematic given the goats were trying to be dried out to breed. Gracie now lives at A Home for Hooves. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan animal sanctuary gets international accreditation

A Home for Hooves farm sanctuary accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Gracie couldn’t stop nursing from her previous owner’s goats which was problematic given the goats were trying to be dried out to breed. Gracie now lives at A Home for Hooves. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer shut down due to COVID-19. (Citizen file)

Soccer in Cowichan put on hold due to COVID-19

“We have a temporary clarification that we can’t travel to other communities”

The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer shut down due to COVID-19. (Citizen file)
Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Lake community comes together to help family get vital pool

Oliver Finlayson, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hydrotherapy is a big help

Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

Island teams see their exhibition season cut short

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)
Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Weekend BCHL games postponed

League considering its nex steps in the wake of latest COVID-19 orders

Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Police on Vancouver Island investigating ‘dangerous’ thefts from traffic lights

At least four cases where batteries were stolen from lights or electronic signs

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A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Cowichan Valley egg farm cleaning up after devastating fire

Nearly 9,000 chickens killed in blaze at Farmer Ben’s

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims chickens, barn at Herd Road egg farm

Farmer Ben’s Eggs owns the facility

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
From left, Cowichan Hospice executive director Gretchen Hartley, arborist Warren Walters, Sarah Stokes of Dinter Nursery, and Duncan city councillor Carol Newington put the finishing touches on a newly planted apple tree in Centennial Park, grown from a cutting off a beloved tree that had to be cut down in the Cairnsmore neighbourbood. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cairnsmore apple tree gets new life in Duncan’s Centennial Park

Four cuttings live on from beloved tree on hospice site

From left, Cowichan Hospice executive director Gretchen Hartley, arborist Warren Walters, Sarah Stokes of Dinter Nursery, and Duncan city councillor Carol Newington put the finishing touches on a newly planted apple tree in Centennial Park, grown from a cutting off a beloved tree that had to be cut down in the Cairnsmore neighbourbood. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school, currently going by the name “École Duncan.” (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley French school starts small but has big dreams

Parents thrilled to have francophone instruction

Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school, currently going by the name “École Duncan.” (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)

Caps/Kings contest a casualty of COVID-19 concerns

Visiting Powell River part of a health region shut down by the provincial health officer

A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)