Andrea Rondeau

Martha Jane McHardy displays her knitwear in one of the windows at Imagine That! in Duncan this month. (Submitted)

Arts and Entertainment column: Lots to see in Duncan in March

Funding success, painters show, folk art, tell your COVID story

Martha Jane McHardy displays her knitwear in one of the windows at Imagine That! in Duncan this month. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) in 2020. (File contributed/SSNAP)

Call for entries for Salt Spring Island Art Prize

There will be 10 prizes awarded, with a first prize of $15,000

Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) in 2020. (File contributed/SSNAP)
Snow was piling up in the Cowichan Valley on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley under winter storm warning as snowfall continues

Significant snow is expected today and into Sunday and Monday

Snow was piling up in the Cowichan Valley on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A work from Domonique Eustace’s show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan. Eustace will be giving an acrylic painting demonstration on Saturday at the gallery. (Submitted)

Arts and entertainment column: Family Day fun in Cowichan; Marine SAR online auction

Check out some of the things you can do on the Family Day weekend

A work from Domonique Eustace’s show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan. Eustace will be giving an acrylic painting demonstration on Saturday at the gallery. (Submitted)
Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Arts and Entertainment column: Woodwork, poetry, and podcasts

Here’s what’s happening in the arts community in Cowichan

Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Chris Bloomfield was shot by police at a Mill Bay trailer park in 2018. Two RCMP officers have now been cleared in his shooting. (Facebook photo)
Chris Bloomfield was shot by police at a Mill Bay trailer park in 2018. Two RCMP officers have now been cleared in his shooting. (Facebook photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)

COVID exposure reported at 3 Cowichan schools since last week

Island Health completes contact tracing to identify staff or students who need to self-isolate

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)
The RCMP are looking for a suspect after a sexual assault in Duncan. (Citizen file)

RCMP looking for Duncan sexual assault suspect

Woman walking dog touched inappropriately

The RCMP are looking for a suspect after a sexual assault in Duncan. (Citizen file)
‘Spirit Bear’ preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
‘Spirit Bear’ preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Larry Fiege, right, from Fiege’s Farm shows a rapt audience the old-fashioned way to tap a Bigleaf Maple during the Maple Syrup Festival at the BC Forest Discovery Centre Feb. 1 and 2, 2020. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Maple Syrup Festival in Duncan cancelled

The annual syrup festival is a popular event at the BC Forest Discovery Centre

Larry Fiege, right, from Fiege’s Farm shows a rapt audience the old-fashioned way to tap a Bigleaf Maple during the Maple Syrup Festival at the BC Forest Discovery Centre Feb. 1 and 2, 2020. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Almost everyone in the Cowichan Valley had power back Thursday morning, after a windstorm overnight Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 caused mass outages. (screenshot)

Power back on for most of Cowichan following windstorm

Only two outages remained in the Cowichan Valley Thursday morning

Almost everyone in the Cowichan Valley had power back Thursday morning, after a windstorm overnight Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 caused mass outages. (screenshot)
Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Music Festival cancelled for 2021

The festival had already been limited to solo performances only for 2021

Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Submitted)

Pantomime cancelled in Cowichan due to COVID restrictions

A partnership of the Cowichan Musical Society, the Shawnigan Players, and the Mercury Players.

The pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Submitted)
Many braved the chilly waters of Maple Bay during the annual New Year’s Day polar bear swim on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Many braved the chilly waters of Maple Bay during the annual New Year’s Day polar bear swim on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Amber Clayton took this shot of Cowichan Lake’s Clayton family out on the Trans Canada Trail. (Amber Clayton photo)

Photos from our Cowichan Valley Citizen readers

Check out these shots from members of the community

Amber Clayton took this shot of Cowichan Lake’s Clayton family out on the Trans Canada Trail. (Amber Clayton photo)
Firefighters work on the balcony of a burned out unit at the Lewis Apartments in the 2500-block of Lewis Street Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Investigation continues into fatal apartment fire in Duncan

There is no indication of any illegal drugs/activity that may have been the cause of the blaze

Firefighters work on the balcony of a burned out unit at the Lewis Apartments in the 2500-block of Lewis Street Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)

Flooding causes evacuation order for Cowichan Tribes land

Cowichan Tribes issued an evacuation order for the Wil’seem Road and Sahilton Road areas

Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)
Lake Cowichan RCMP and the Lake Cowichan Fire Department were called out after residents heard a loud bang early Jan. 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

New year starts with a bang for Lake Cowichan residents

Reports of a possible explosion and potential fire

Lake Cowichan RCMP and the Lake Cowichan Fire Department were called out after residents heard a loud bang early Jan. 1, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)

Natalie MacMaster coming to you through Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Here’s your chance to enjoy the famed fiddler in an online show with her husband Donnell Leahy.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)