Andrea Rondeau

Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)

Entertainment streaming out of the Duncan Showroom during isolation

We been doing this for five years with 2,000+ archived concerts on YouTube Duncan Showroom channel

Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)
This distinctive boat trailer was stolen from Shawnigan Lake overnight from April 28-29. (submitted)

Distinctive boat trailer stolen from Shawnigan Lake

“This is a unique trailer that could not have been simply towed away with a regular pickup”

This distinctive boat trailer was stolen from Shawnigan Lake overnight from April 28-29. (submitted)
Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)

39 Days of July transitions to online shows for 2020

Traditionally, the 39 Days of July has consisted of a series of outdoor musical events

Large crowds at The 39 Days of July came out to listen to the music of young performers in 2019. This year, due to COVID-19, performances will be available online only. (Lexi Bainas/file)
Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

“The safety and well being of our community is of the utmost importance.”

Lake Days cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19
The Cowichan Valley has been struggling with homelessness. (File photo)

Federal homeless funding heading to Cowichan

Funding of $291,450 in 2020-21 and $463,953 per year until 2023-2024

The Cowichan Valley has been struggling with homelessness. (File photo)
A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

A contract has been awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)

Islands Folk Festival cancelled in Cowichan for 2020

While we are disappointed, we stand behind the government’s decision

Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)
Lila Music Centre and Cari Burdett are offering choir and other vocal opportunities online during COVID-19. (Devon Gillott Sessions photo)

Lila Music Centre offering choir, more online during COVID-19

Cari Burdett is heading online to offer a series of singing opportunities

Lila Music Centre and Cari Burdett are offering choir and other vocal opportunities online during COVID-19. (Devon Gillott Sessions photo)
The Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery is offering tours of some of their favourite online art. (screenshot)

Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery sharing wealth of online art

The CVPAG page will feature new artists and galleries every two weeks

The Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery is offering tours of some of their favourite online art. (screenshot)
Alora Killam performed a traditional jazz piece “You Make Me Feel” at the Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert on March 2, 2020. Killam was set to go to the provincial festival before its cancellation due to COVID-19. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Cowichan Music Festival stars denied chance at provincials due to COVID-19 cancellation

“We were grateful that we were able to hold the Cowichan Music Festival”

Alora Killam performed a traditional jazz piece “You Make Me Feel” at the Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert on March 2, 2020. Killam was set to go to the provincial festival before its cancellation due to COVID-19. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
The Cowichan Valley School District is finding that contact information for students is often out of date. (Citizen file)

Cowichan schools being stymied by outdated student contact info

If you haven’t heard from the school by week’s end, get in touch

The Cowichan Valley School District is finding that contact information for students is often out of date. (Citizen file)
The Cowichan Valley Basket Society, which runs a food bank out of their Garden Street location in Duncan, has closed due to a possible COVID-19 exposure. (file photo)

Duncan food bank closed due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The facility will be closed for at least the week of March 23-28

The Cowichan Valley Basket Society, which runs a food bank out of their Garden Street location in Duncan, has closed due to a possible COVID-19 exposure. (file photo)
Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

With the technologies we have now at least it’s not as isolating as it once would have been.

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime
Andrea Rondeau column: How much is too much COVID-19 coverage?

Andrea Rondeau column: How much is too much COVID-19 coverage?

We don’t want to overload people on COVID-19.

Andrea Rondeau column: How much is too much COVID-19 coverage?
From left are Cowichan Camera Club founding member Denny Wagg, Lana Hiscock (current president), and founding member John Sargeant, as they cut the cake to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a club. Absent is founding member Trish Rankin. (Lois DeEll photo)
From left are Cowichan Camera Club founding member Denny Wagg, Lana Hiscock (current president), and founding member John Sargeant, as they cut the cake to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a club. Absent is founding member Trish Rankin. (Lois DeEll photo)
List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events
Cape Breton fiddle legend Natalie MacMaster’s show at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan was cancelled Thursday night due to the COVID-19 situation. (submitted)

Peforming Arts Centre cancels Natalie MacMaster show as province bans 250+ person events

MacMaster’s show was set to be packed, and would have well exceeded that number.

Cape Breton fiddle legend Natalie MacMaster’s show at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan was cancelled Thursday night due to the COVID-19 situation. (submitted)
CVRD recommends ‘social distancing’ as WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic; Green Party cancels leadership campaign events
CVRD recommends ‘social distancing’ as WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic; Green Party cancels leadership campaign events
“Colourblind” was a lyrical jazz piece choreographed by Robyn Anderson.

Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert No. 2

A big crowd turned out at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

“Colourblind” was a lyrical jazz piece choreographed by Robyn Anderson.