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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

Langford donates fire truck to Malahat Fire Hall

Langford donates fire truck to Malahat Fire Hall

Freightliner truck will better equip fire volunteers for emergencies
Cowichan Valley Regional District to clamp down on short-term rentals

Cowichan Valley Regional District to clamp down on short-term rentals

Hundreds are currently operating illegally in the district
Troubled Duncan-area apartment complex re-opens after structural issues fixed

Troubled Duncan-area apartment complex re-opens after structural issues fixed

Most residents of The Magdalena after deficiencies vacated most of the building in 2022
Duncan resident recommending new app to help deter credit-card fraud

Duncan resident recommending new app to help deter credit-card fraud

Janice Fraser scammed over Uber charges
Major development planned for Paldi area in Cowichan

Major development planned for Paldi area in Cowichan

Duncan-based company looking to build 355 residences over 10 years
CVRD to remove two transit shelters due to misuse

CVRD to remove two transit shelters due to misuse

District receiving complaints regarding alcohol and drug use, and unhoused people
Operations at Cowichan Lake weir begin for the year

Operations at Cowichan Lake weir begin for the year

Plans are for pumps to not be used in 2024
Robert Barron column: Dealing with dementia difficult for everyone concerned

Robert Barron column: Dealing with dementia difficult for everyone concerned

It hurts when I see this lack of recognition from this tender-hearted and loving woman
Shawnigan rail petition organizer still optimistic, despite lack of commitment from feds

Shawnigan rail petition organizer still optimistic, despite lack of commitment from feds

Minister says transportation important, but offers no new funds for rail line
New First Nations themed mural goes up in downtown Duncan

New First Nations themed mural goes up in downtown Duncan

Mural, called “Sq’uq’iptul’ (Journey Together), created by native artist Stuart Pagaduan
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