Andrea Rondeau

A North Cowichan officer diverts traffic around a brush fire at the intersection of Kingsview Road and Donnay Drive Aug. 11. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

2 firehalls called out to brushfire in Maple Bay

Fire at Kingsview and Donnay traffic circle

A North Cowichan officer diverts traffic around a brush fire at the intersection of Kingsview Road and Donnay Drive Aug. 11. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
IceBear has an exhibition of his work at the CVAC gallery in Duncan, hosted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Public Art Gallery)

A&E column: Artists wanted, performances, climate festival

Some of what’s coming up in Cowichan arts and entertainment

IceBear has an exhibition of his work at the CVAC gallery in Duncan, hosted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Public Art Gallery)
Right, Saturday night headliner Darius Rucker performs for a big crowd at Sunfest 2022.

Cowichan’s Sunfest thrills country fans

Not just the weather that heated up the weekend

Right, Saturday night headliner Darius Rucker performs for a big crowd at Sunfest 2022.
Wide Mouth Mason performs at Laketown Rock 2022. (Robert Porter/RMS Media)
Wide Mouth Mason performs at Laketown Rock 2022. (Robert Porter/RMS Media)
Lana McQueen’s work, including Ghost Pony, will be featured in the window at Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through August, 2022. (Lana McQueen artwork)
Lana McQueen’s work, including Ghost Pony, will be featured in the window at Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through August, 2022. (Lana McQueen artwork)
A wildfire is burning west of Cowichan Lake off the Gordon Main. (Screenshot)

UPDATED: Wildfire west of Cowichan Lake now out

Three firefighters and a response officer were dispatched to the location

A wildfire is burning west of Cowichan Lake off the Gordon Main. (Screenshot)
Families enjoyed a range of activities during Kids Days at the BC Forest Discovery Centre over the BC Day long weekend in 2021, including two-year-old Charlie Snider of Brentwood Bay who gazed out the window during a train ride. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Families enjoyed a range of activities during Kids Days at the BC Forest Discovery Centre over the BC Day long weekend in 2021, including two-year-old Charlie Snider of Brentwood Bay who gazed out the window during a train ride. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Environment Canada is warning about a heat wave this week, with temperatures to reach into the 30 C range. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Heat wave coming to Cowichan this week

daytime highs of 31 C to 35 C

Environment Canada is warning about a heat wave this week, with temperatures to reach into the 30 C range. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)
Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)

A&E column: Art on the menu in Duncan through July

Shows at Excellent Frameworks and CVAC’s Annex, Elsie Miles

Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)
Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)
Sunset Cinema is back in Duncan in 2022 with a free outdoor movie night July 14. (Black Press file)
Sunset Cinema is back in Duncan in 2022 with a free outdoor movie night July 14. (Black Press file)
Arkells perform at Laketown Shakedown in Youbou over the 2022 Canada Day long weekend. (Robert Porter/RMS Media photo)
Arkells perform at Laketown Shakedown in Youbou over the 2022 Canada Day long weekend. (Robert Porter/RMS Media photo)
The Malahat Skywalk will be celebrating its first anniversary on July 15, 2022. (John McKinley/Black Press)
The Malahat Skywalk will be celebrating its first anniversary on July 15, 2022. (John McKinley/Black Press)
Caidence Burns leads off the 2022 Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert on Sunday, March 6. She recently won accolades from the 2022 Provincial Festival as well. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Caidence Burns leads off the 2022 Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert on Sunday, March 6. She recently won accolades from the 2022 Provincial Festival as well. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Norm Sowden (second from right), from the Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship Church, sits with four members of the Azhar family in this picture taken on a recent visit to Thailand. From left are Elisha, Asyia, Eshaan and Arish. (Submitted photo)

Canada Day breakfast in Mill Bay raising money for refugees

The event will also feature a bake sale

Norm Sowden (second from right), from the Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship Church, sits with four members of the Azhar family in this picture taken on a recent visit to Thailand. From left are Elisha, Asyia, Eshaan and Arish. (Submitted photo)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dancers with Warmland Dance perform the number Sour Candy. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

PHOTOS: Cowichan’s Warmland Dance spring show a hit

Dancers took to the big stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Dancers with Warmland Dance perform the number Sour Candy. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A number of fire departments will be coming together on Saturday, June 18 for a drill in Duncan. (Photo courtesy of North Cowichan)

Firefighters gathering in Duncan for drills Saturday

The drills will take place at two locations between 8 a.m. and noon

A number of fire departments will be coming together on Saturday, June 18 for a drill in Duncan. (Photo courtesy of North Cowichan)
Pharis and Jason Romero are just some of the talent that will hit the stage at the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival, held this weekend at Laketown Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival)

A&E column: Bluegrass Festival this weekend

The latest in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

Pharis and Jason Romero are just some of the talent that will hit the stage at the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival, held this weekend at Laketown Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival)
Cowichan’s Malakai brings his singing and songwriting to the stage at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Malakai)

A&E column: Art, auditions, and music

The latest in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

Cowichan’s Malakai brings his singing and songwriting to the stage at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Malakai)
Bottom left: The Intermediate Foundation Ballet dancers perform ‘Gravity’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bottom left: The Intermediate Foundation Ballet dancers perform ‘Gravity’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)