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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)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan’s core is plowed but travel is not advised. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Snow accumulating, travel not advised

Drive BC and Environment Canada have issued Boxing Day weather advisories

The Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan’s core is plowed but travel is not advised. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mill Bay Towing loads up a damaged car following serious accident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Hutchinson Road Thursday morning. (Courtesy of Michelle Shah)
Mill Bay Towing loads up a damaged car following serious accident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Hutchinson Road Thursday morning. (Courtesy of Michelle Shah)
Christine Fagan (Madame De La Grande Bouche), Georgie Weeks Heyd (Mrs.Potts), Amy Hovey (Babette), Grant Mellemstrand (Lumiere) and Jim Cleough (Cogsworth) make up part of the cast as the Cowichan Musical Society is back after two years to present Disney’s Broadway hit musical ‘Beauty and the Beast!’ (Submitted by Irwin Killam)
Christine Fagan (Madame De La Grande Bouche), Georgie Weeks Heyd (Mrs.Potts), Amy Hovey (Babette), Grant Mellemstrand (Lumiere) and Jim Cleough (Cogsworth) make up part of the cast as the Cowichan Musical Society is back after two years to present Disney’s Broadway hit musical ‘Beauty and the Beast!’ (Submitted by Irwin Killam)
Indigenous graduation rates jumped to 64 per cent from 54 per cent within the Cowichan Valley School District over the last year. (Submitted by Mike Russell)

10 per cent jump in Indigenous graduation excites Cowichan officials

Board of Education ‘incredibly encouraged’

Indigenous graduation rates jumped to 64 per cent from 54 per cent within the Cowichan Valley School District over the last year. (Submitted by Mike Russell)
Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. The new Cowichan Secondary groundbreaking and public design unveiling is set for Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)
Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. The new Cowichan Secondary groundbreaking and public design unveiling is set for Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)
A small plane has crashed at the Duncan airport. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Small plane crashes at Duncan airport, 3 people believed injured

Patients alive, being treated by first responders

A small plane has crashed at the Duncan airport. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has is back to running at its regular schedule. (Citizen file)

Cowichan to Victoria commuter bus service running at regular schedules

Malahat construction had forced a reduction in BC Transit’s Cowichan commuter service

BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has is back to running at its regular schedule. (Citizen file)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area in mid-November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Vancouver Island’s 2021 weather may be a walk in the park compared to what’s to come

Environment Canada meteorologist reluctant to place a ‘new normal’ label on a moving target

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area in mid-November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has cut back to just three round-trips on weekdays until the construction on the Malahat is complete. (Citizen file)

Commuter bus from Cowichan adds another round-trip to Victoria

Malahat construction has seen a reduction in BC Transit’s Cowichan commuter service

BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has cut back to just three round-trips on weekdays until the construction on the Malahat is complete. (Citizen file)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

The aftermath: Torrential rain causes havoc across Cowichan

First responders worked non-stop throughout the emergency

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Book One of the ‘Along the Way’ series features Albert the dinosaur in Alberta at the start of his cross-Canada adventure. (Courtesy of Teresa Schapansky)

Island author and a dinosaur go ‘Along the Way’ in a new children’s book series

Teresa Schapansky releases 12-book series on Canadian geography

Book One of the ‘Along the Way’ series features Albert the dinosaur in Alberta at the start of his cross-Canada adventure. (Courtesy of Teresa Schapansky)
A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads earlier in the Day on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Duncan’s Riverside Campground evacuated due to flood

Residents are asked to register online with Emergency Social Services

A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads earlier in the Day on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
Tzouhalem Road on Cowichan Tribes land was still flooded Monday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Evacuation order issued by Cowichan Tribes

‘We are doing this to keep community members safe’

Tzouhalem Road on Cowichan Tribes land was still flooded Monday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Roads throughout the Cowichan Valley, including the Trans-Canada were closed at various points as a result of heavy rain and subsequent flooding. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Regional District declares state of local emergency due to rain

Cowichan Valley residents asked to restrict travel if possible

Roads throughout the Cowichan Valley, including the Trans-Canada were closed at various points as a result of heavy rain and subsequent flooding. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Posted to Facebook prior to the highway closure: “Just drove Chemainus to Duncan, I’m surprised they’re still letting traffic through. The water is deep. Stay home if you can. Picture is just south of Mt Sicker Road before Hidden Hills.” (Photo by Shelby Mitchell)

UPDATED: Island Highway moving again near Crofton, Malahat remains closed

Flooding impacting movement of traffic in several areas

Posted to Facebook prior to the highway closure: “Just drove Chemainus to Duncan, I’m surprised they’re still letting traffic through. The water is deep. Stay home if you can. Picture is just south of Mt Sicker Road before Hidden Hills.” (Photo by Shelby Mitchell)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

VIDEO: Evacuation underway for Duncan apartment residents as floodwaters rise

Residents told to leave, at least one upset with North Cowichan for the late notice

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Police are looking for this man, and a mid-1990’s black Nissan pickup with a white stripe down the passenger side that does not extend to the box. (RCMP handout)

RCMP search for man who broke into Vancouver Island Legion on Remembrance Day

Break-in to Legion reported on Remembrance Day

Police are looking for this man, and a mid-1990’s black Nissan pickup with a white stripe down the passenger side that does not extend to the box. (RCMP handout)
Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. Construction is set to begin soon. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)

Builder selected for new Cowichan Secondary

Indigenous culture, heritage and design key aspects of state-of-the-art facility

Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. Construction is set to begin soon. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)