Andrea Rondeau

Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for the Cowichan Valley. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

UPDATE: Overdose advisory issued for Cowichan Valley; toxic drug supply suspected

Drug users are warned to take steps to protect themselves

Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for the Cowichan Valley. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Let’s invest in what matters

Let’s invest in what matters

I for one would rather see my public dollars helping people, not pipelines.

Let’s invest in what matters
The Lake Cowichan District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lake Cowichan Chamber hosting all-candidates meeting Oct. 8

To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, there will be three different timeslots

The Lake Cowichan District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)

Arts and Entertainment column: Art, film, books and music all on tap in Cowichan

Here are a few of the things going on in Cowichan’s arts community.

Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)
A tow truck prepares to load a damaged vehicle after a crash in Duncan Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Crash snarls traffic in Duncan Tuesday evening

The crash appeared to involve at least three vehicles

A tow truck prepares to load a damaged vehicle after a crash in Duncan Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley residents can help mark World Alzheimer’s Month

Two-part online discussion series called “Demystifying advocacy” on Sept. 28 and 29

Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)

Arts & Entertainment column: A new book, an art prize, and an AGM

Here are a few of the things happening in Cowichan’s arts and culture scene.

Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)
When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

Environment Canada warning of strong winds for Monday in Cowichan

Environment Canada says people should expect wind gusts of up to 70 km/h

When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon

Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon

The Duncan Fire Department was called to the scene at 4:30 p.m.

Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The federal government announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020 that it is funding a safe drug supply pilot program for the Cowichan Valley. (THE NEWS/files)

Feds fund safe drug supply pilot program for Cowichan

The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises

The federal government announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020 that it is funding a safe drug supply pilot program for the Cowichan Valley. (THE NEWS/files)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Drive-in movies such a success in Cowichan they doubled the features

One hundred per cent of the money collected is going to Nourish Cowichan.

The June 5-7, 2020 drive-in movies at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds were a huge success. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
A minivan crashed into the Merchants building in downtown Duncan on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Minivan crashes into Merchants building in downtown Duncan

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash.

A minivan crashed into the Merchants building in downtown Duncan on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)