Andrea Rondeau

The holiday windows are going in at Imagine That! in Duncan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Submitted)
The holiday windows are going in at Imagine That! in Duncan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Submitted)
An organizer of the event makes sure the wreaths are lined up just so at the cenotaph at Lake Cowichan for the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2020. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

COVID-conscious Lake Cowichan Remembrance Day ceremony goes without a hitch

Pre-laid wreaths still brought a splash of colour to the cenotaph

An organizer of the event makes sure the wreaths are lined up just so at the cenotaph at Lake Cowichan for the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2020. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
The sign at Camp Pringle has been stolen. (Facebook photo)

Carved wooden sign stolen from Camp Pringle in Shawnigan Lake

“This wooden medallion is a treasured piece of our camp’s history”

The sign at Camp Pringle has been stolen. (Facebook photo)
Ladysmith potter Mary Fox has published a new book about her life and work. (Submitted)
Ladysmith potter Mary Fox has published a new book about her life and work. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Lake area could see some heavy wet snow starting this evening. (Citizen file)

UPDATED: Brace for strong winds Tuesday on the coast, and possible snow for Cowichan Lake

The Valley can expect winds up to 70 km/h as a strong Pacific low approaches the south coast.

The Cowichan Lake area could see some heavy wet snow starting this evening. (Citizen file)
Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)

Lights are up at the Duncan Showroom this November

On Saturday Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. 24 in the Valley with Schaps hits the stage.

Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)
The main players in the upcoming pantomime Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)

Cowichan theatre groups combine to present Christmas pantomime

The audience is limited to 50 people for each show

The main players in the upcoming pantomime Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)
There are many beautiful items to bid on in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s online auction to raise funds for youth programs. This limited edition print is one of the items you can bid on. (Submitted)

A&E column: Fundraising auction and classical annual meeting

A taste of what’s happening in the arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

There are many beautiful items to bid on in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s online auction to raise funds for youth programs. This limited edition print is one of the items you can bid on. (Submitted)
Kim Barnard gives the thumbs up to Roy Davies outside of Style Centre Barber Shop in Shawnigan Lake after Davies takes off all of Barnard’s hair in her successful 2020 Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Submitted)

Cowichan’s Barnard loses the locks for Cops for Cancer

“My original goal of $2,020 was surpassed”

Kim Barnard gives the thumbs up to Roy Davies outside of Style Centre Barber Shop in Shawnigan Lake after Davies takes off all of Barnard’s hair in her successful 2020 Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Submitted)
Laura Dickinson handcrafted each of these poppies as a fundraiser for the Duncan and Shawnigan Legions. (Submitted)

Handcrafted poppies offer unique fundraiser for Remembrance Day

Find them at Fabrications, Willow and Orchid Florist or Sun Valley Pools and Spas

Laura Dickinson handcrafted each of these poppies as a fundraiser for the Duncan and Shawnigan Legions. (Submitted)
Power has been knocked out to thousands in the Cowichan Valley, as well as others on the south Island and Salt Spring Island Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Screenshot)

UPDATED: Wind knocks out power to thousands in Cowichan Valley Wednesday night

UPDATE: As of Thursday morning, Nov. 5, only one small localized outage…

Power has been knocked out to thousands in the Cowichan Valley, as well as others on the south Island and Salt Spring Island Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Screenshot)
Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)

CVAC ready to play next month in Duncan

Puppetry, Lego, basketry and more

Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
Cowichan Search and Rescue set up near the Silver Bridge in Duncan on Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2020 to rescue a dog from the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

UPDATED with VIDEO: Cowichan Search and Rescue save dog from icy Cowichan River

Search and Rescue’s swiftwater team was called in

Cowichan Search and Rescue set up near the Silver Bridge in Duncan on Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2020 to rescue a dog from the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle after a hit and run in Duncan on Oct. 22, 2020. (File photo)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP looking for driver after man hit in crosswalk

The hit and run is reported to have taken place on Thursday, Oct. 22

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle after a hit and run in Duncan on Oct. 22, 2020. (File photo)
Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Cowichan Valley riding being called for Sonia Furstenau; Nanaimo-North Cowichan for Doug Routley

It’s officially Election Day in B.C.’s 2020 provincial snap election and the…

Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley candidates hard on the trail as campaign wraps us

Check out photos from each candidate’s campaign

Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)