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Fresh off a premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, Tzouhalem the untold story of the legendary warrior, will be made available for viewing in the Cowichan Valley come March. Harold Joe co-directs Tzouhalem with Leslie D. Bland. (Courtesy of Route 504 PR)

Legend of ‘Tzouhalem’ comes to the big screen

Cowichan Tribes’s Harold Joe co-directs documentary

Fresh off a premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, Tzouhalem the untold story of the legendary warrior, will be made available for viewing in the Cowichan Valley come March. Harold Joe co-directs Tzouhalem with Leslie D. Bland. (Courtesy of Route 504 PR)
Vancouver Island Regional Library’s union employees may begin job action as early as 8 a.m. on March 3. (Black Press file)

Job action looms for Vancouver Island Regional Library employees

Strike could occur as early as 8 a.m. on March 3

Vancouver Island Regional Library’s union employees may begin job action as early as 8 a.m. on March 3. (Black Press file)
Jesse Bennett has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm. (RCMP handout)

New information released in missing Cowichan father, daughter case

Police hope updated vehicle, clothing and tattoo descriptions may help to find Violet and Jesse Bennett

Jesse Bennett has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm. (RCMP handout)
St. John’s Academy teacher Bradley Myrholm, left, and student Matthew Edgson (right, front) with his classmates and the found police badge. (Courtesy of Bradley Myrholm)

Shawnigan Lake student finds stolen police badge during garbage pickup

Matthew Edgson discovers missing emblem during a hike with his class at St. John’s Academy

St. John’s Academy teacher Bradley Myrholm, left, and student Matthew Edgson (right, front) with his classmates and the found police badge. (Courtesy of Bradley Myrholm)
Statistics Canada’s most recent census shows those who moved to the region in 2019/2020 have come mostly from within B.C. (Screen Grab)

Duncan luring newcomers from elsewhere on Vancouver Island

More than 550 moved north from Victoria, according to the latest census

Statistics Canada’s most recent census shows those who moved to the region in 2019/2020 have come mostly from within B.C. (Screen Grab)
A fixture atop Mount Tzouhalem for many years, some wonder about the appropriateness of the monument now. (Jared Qwustenuxun Williams photo)

Landmark cross mysteriously reappears atop Mount Tzouhalem

No one has claimed responsibility for the unauthorised monument

A fixture atop Mount Tzouhalem for many years, some wonder about the appropriateness of the monument now. (Jared Qwustenuxun Williams photo)
Kevin (Bear) Henry was confirmed to be in Lake Cowichan on November 27, 2021 and was driving this brown 1980 Dodge Royal camper van with British Columbia license plate NB206H. (RCMP handout)

Lake Cowichan RCMP continue search for missing Kevin (Bear) Henry

Missing person last spotted in Lake Cowichan on Nov. 27, 2021

Kevin (Bear) Henry was confirmed to be in Lake Cowichan on November 27, 2021 and was driving this brown 1980 Dodge Royal camper van with British Columbia license plate NB206H. (RCMP handout)
A stock photo of a 2005 grey Honda Civic, similar to the type Jesse and Violet Bennett may be travelling in. (RCMP Handout)

RCMP release vehicle details of missing North Cowichan father and daughter

Man believed to be evading contact may be driving a 2005 grey Honda Civic, according to police

A stock photo of a 2005 grey Honda Civic, similar to the type Jesse and Violet Bennett may be travelling in. (RCMP Handout)
A driver was rescued after her dump truck plunged into the ocean off Frayne Road in Mill Bay on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26. Here, the truck sits on the beach after being pulled from the water. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A driver was rescued after her dump truck plunged into the ocean off Frayne Road in Mill Bay on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26. Here, the truck sits on the beach after being pulled from the water. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A photo from the Glen Harper Curling Centre Facebook page shows damage to the ice after the ice plant failed earlier this month. (Facebook.com/curlinginduncan)

Duncan Curling Club’s season on ice after refrigeration failure

Cost to fix the ice plant in excess of $100,000

A photo from the Glen Harper Curling Centre Facebook page shows damage to the ice after the ice plant failed earlier this month. (Facebook.com/curlinginduncan)
The SPCA has seized more than 200 cattle from a farm in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)

216 beef cattle seized from Shawnigan Lake property

BC SPCA calls the animals ‘neglected’ and ‘distressed’

The SPCA has seized more than 200 cattle from a farm in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Dancers fill the roles of the menu and pieces of cutlery during the beloved song “Be Our Guest” from the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Dancers fill the roles of the menu and pieces of cutlery during the beloved song “Be Our Guest” from the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A witness photo shows a man walking away from the Cowichan Tribes Daycare with a wooden canoe. (RCMP Handout)

Thief enters Cowichan Tribes daycare property, walks away with children’s canoe

“Crimes such as these can only be solved with the help of our community…”

A witness photo shows a man walking away from the Cowichan Tribes Daycare with a wooden canoe. (RCMP Handout)
Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes votes to reclaim the right to educate its children

First Nation one of 13 negotiating with the federal government since 2006

Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Youth enjoy the snowfall in late December and are out of school again on Jan. 6 to enjoy it some more. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Youth enjoy the snowfall in late December and are out of school again on Jan. 6 to enjoy it some more. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
New Years baby, Lowen Thornton-Clark, was born at 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and weighed in at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and was 50 cm (19.7 inches) long(Submitted by Ryan Clark)

Former New Year’s baby delivers a New Year’s baby of her own

Kristina Thornton delivers Cowichan’s New Year’s a generation after being a New Year’s baby, too

New Years baby, Lowen Thornton-Clark, was born at 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and weighed in at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and was 50 cm (19.7 inches) long(Submitted by Ryan Clark)
Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: UPDATE: Fire at OK Tire thought to be caused by person trying to get warm

Crews from six fire halls called out just before 4 a.m.

Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP stock. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
RCMP stock. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
Police are looking for information about this possible suspect in a Nov. 26 arson incident. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

RCMP seeking info about suspect in Duncan arson incident

Suspect was caught on video setting fire in recycling bin on Nov. 26

Police are looking for information about this possible suspect in a Nov. 26 arson incident. (Submitted by BC RCMP)