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The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)

Cow-op gets $100K to develop contactless fresh food delivery

“The past few months have highlighted the importance of food security”

The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)
Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Traffic detoured after crash on Cowichan’s Hwy. 18

Traffic is being detoured from Highway 18 onto Cowichan Lake Road following…

Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
This screenshot of a highway camera image shows a lane on the Malahat has been blocked by debris on the road. (screenshot)

UPDATE: Debris clear from Malahat, lane reopened

Northbound lane obstructed

This screenshot of a highway camera image shows a lane on the Malahat has been blocked by debris on the road. (screenshot)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)

Mill Bay Ferry back in service this week

Ferry service on the route was suspended in April

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)
Firefighters called to Glenora blaze

Firefighters called to Glenora blaze

Trees near the structure are also on fire.

Firefighters called to Glenora blaze
The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Musical Society holding auditions for mystery show June 21

“Still can’t tell you the name of this well-known Disney show”

The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Are you in favour of changing the dates of spring break for the Cowichan Valley School District? Fill out a short survey to have your say. (Citizen file)

Cowichan school district looking at changing dates of spring break

Our school district was not aligned with 56 other school districts in the province.

Are you in favour of changing the dates of spring break for the Cowichan Valley School District? Fill out a short survey to have your say. (Citizen file)
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is reopening on Friday, June 12 after being closed due to COVID-19. Visitors will have to wait until June 25, however, to ride the popular train around the site. (Citizen file)

Forest Discovery Centre reopening Friday in Duncan

“The safety of our staff, volunteers and guests is of paramount importance to us”

The BC Forest Discovery Centre is reopening on Friday, June 12 after being closed due to COVID-19. Visitors will have to wait until June 25, however, to ride the popular train around the site. (Citizen file)
Playgrounds and sports fields have reopened after closure due to COVID-19 in the City of Duncan, and the spray park in Centennial Park will be turned on in the coming days. (Citizen file)

City of Duncan reopens playgrounds, sports fields

“Signs have been posted advising the public that the equipment is not sanitized…”

Playgrounds and sports fields have reopened after closure due to COVID-19 in the City of Duncan, and the spray park in Centennial Park will be turned on in the coming days. (Citizen file)
Margot Page’s work will be featured at Imagine That! after it reopens this month in Duncan. (submitted)

Artists lined up as Duncan gallery gets ready to reopen

“Our window displays for June showcase the work of some of the Island’s finest artists”

Margot Page’s work will be featured at Imagine That! after it reopens this month in Duncan. (submitted)
3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan

3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan

People are placed on curfews for a variety of public safety reasons.

3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan
39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones

39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones
A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hot ticket: Tickets on sale tonight for drive-in theatre at Cowichan Exhibition

Fresh Air Cinema bringing Onward and The Lion King to the big screen at the Cowichan Exhibition

A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dogsafe has decals displaying the message “my dog is chilling at home”, as they attempt to get people not to leave dogs in hot cars this summer. (submitted)

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Dogsafe has decals displaying the message “my dog is chilling at home”, as they attempt to get people not to leave dogs in hot cars this summer. (submitted)
Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)

Murray Hatfield and Teresa present evening of magic and comedy streaming live May 29

The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department is inviting you to an evening of magic and comedy

Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)

RCMP crying fowl over stolen Duncan chickens

Between April 29 and April 30, approximately 24 chickens were stolen from Hope Farm Healing Centre

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)
A woman is now facing six charges related to this fatal crash on the Malahat in 2018. (June Maffin photo)

Woman facing 6 charges in fatal 2018 Malahat crash

Sara Thomas to appear in court May 19 in Duncan

A woman is now facing six charges related to this fatal crash on the Malahat in 2018. (June Maffin photo)
The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)

CVAC 50th anniversary show opens online

More than 100 artists have entered the show

The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)
Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)

Cowichan horse rescue needs help after tough beginning to 2020

Humanity for Horses Rescue Foundation has started a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of $33,000

Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)