Andrea Rondeau

Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalists have now been chosen for this year’s prize. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)

A&E column: Art prize finalists chosen; Forest Discovery Centre holding event

A look at what’s going on in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalists have now been chosen for this year’s prize. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)
The Shawnigan Players are ready to present Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August live in Cobble Hill. (Submitted)
The Shawnigan Players are ready to present Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August live in Cobble Hill. (Submitted)
The cast is busy preparing to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival in August. (Submitted)

A&E column: New children’s book, Shakespeare Festival, comedy classes

Check out what’s going on in Cowichan arts and entertainment

The cast is busy preparing to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival in August. (Submitted)
Two fundraisers have identified the youth killed in a Monday crash in Mill Bay as 11-year-old Avery Oye. (GoFundMe photo)
Two fundraisers have identified the youth killed in a Monday crash in Mill Bay as 11-year-old Avery Oye. (GoFundMe photo)
An international art exhibit exploring Falun Gong will be at the Cowichan Community Centre through much of July, 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art exhibition explores Falun Gong; Symphony pop-up concerts

A taste of what’s going on in Cowichan arts, culture and entertainment

An international art exhibit exploring Falun Gong will be at the Cowichan Community Centre through much of July, 2021. (Submitted)
A crash at the corner of Allenby Road and the Trans-Canada Highway just outside of Duncan this morning, July 5, has closed the highway. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: 35-year-old woman killed in Duncan crash Monday

Initial reports said the incident involved a truck and a pedestrian

A crash at the corner of Allenby Road and the Trans-Canada Highway just outside of Duncan this morning, July 5, has closed the highway. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan elder Ruby Peter’s book hits the shelves six months after her death, detailing her perseverance in preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. (Book cover)
Cowichan elder Ruby Peter’s book hits the shelves six months after her death, detailing her perseverance in preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. (Book cover)
Thieves broke into VIU Cowichan’s Trades Centre in Duncan and made off with a significant number of drill kits and batteries. (Citizen file)

Numerous batteries and drill kits stolen from VIU Cowichan Trades Centre

Theft believed to have taken place on the week of June 7

Thieves broke into VIU Cowichan’s Trades Centre in Duncan and made off with a significant number of drill kits and batteries. (Citizen file)
Mike Coleman makes his entrance as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards in 2014. (Citizen file)

Longtime Duncan mayor Mike Coleman has died

Being mayor for more than two decades is far from the extent of Coleman’s legacy

Mike Coleman makes his entrance as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards in 2014. (Citizen file)
The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)

UPDATED: Father and daughter in Mill Bay plane crash recovering

Witness says plane was seen circling before going down in a residential Mill Bay subdivision

The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)
Temperatures are expected to be even hotter on Sunday afternoon, June 27, 2021, as a record-breaking heat wave continues in the Cowichan Valley. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

It’s just getting hotter: record-setting heat wave continues in Cowichan

The daytime high for Sunday is forecast to be at least 39 C in Cowichan

Temperatures are expected to be even hotter on Sunday afternoon, June 27, 2021, as a record-breaking heat wave continues in the Cowichan Valley. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)

A&E column: Podcast, poster contest winner, art on display

A taste of what’s going on in the Cowichan Valley

Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)
This gun was seized after a driver fled from a traffic stop in Duncan. (Submitted)
This gun was seized after a driver fled from a traffic stop in Duncan. (Submitted)
A new Cowichan District Hospital is in the works, and you can find out the latest on the project at a Zoom session on June 30, 2021. (Citizen file)

Find out the latest on the new Cowichan hospital at Zoom session

Wednesday, June 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A new Cowichan District Hospital is in the works, and you can find out the latest on the project at a Zoom session on June 30, 2021. (Citizen file)
Blue Moon Marquee from Duncan will be featured at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 28. (Submitted)
Blue Moon Marquee from Duncan will be featured at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 28. (Submitted)
'Minus 30C Inconveniences' by Thomas Hutchings has won one of two People's Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. CVAC is holding its annual general meeting on June 8. (Submitted)

A&E column: Fundraisers, arts survey and 50th AGM

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts community

'Minus 30C Inconveniences' by Thomas Hutchings has won one of two People's Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. CVAC is holding its annual general meeting on June 8. (Submitted)
Frederick Allen Jones was killed in a fire in Duncan on Christmas Day, 2020. (Submitted)

Cowichan RCMP seek tips in fatal Christmas Day fire

Frederick Allen Jones was killed in a fire at a home on Grieve Road

Frederick Allen Jones was killed in a fire in Duncan on Christmas Day, 2020. (Submitted)
Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck has won one of two People’s Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: The people have spoken: final Cowichan art show honour awarded

What’s going on in arts and entertainment in Cowichan

Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck has won one of two People’s Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. (Submitted)
The AcousChicks from Brentwood College School had a winning season in 2021. (Submitted)

Brentwood picks up national music honours in spite of pandemic

“It’s not easy running choirs and bands in the middle of a pandemic”

The AcousChicks from Brentwood College School had a winning season in 2021. (Submitted)
Gulf Islands artists Marsha Batchelor and Bev Paterson will be exhibiting painting and sculpture in the CVAC gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre May 28 to June 19, 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art, art, art — plus a Read-a-Thon

What’s going on in arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley

Gulf Islands artists Marsha Batchelor and Bev Paterson will be exhibiting painting and sculpture in the CVAC gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre May 28 to June 19, 2021. (Submitted)