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Police are investigating after a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Police investigating early-morning murder in Duncan

One arrested after man killed at Cowichan Lake Road home

Police are investigating after a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Drinkwater Elementary School dating to Feb. 25. (Google Street View image)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Drinkwater Elementary

Possible exposures occurred on Thursday, Feb. 25

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Drinkwater Elementary School dating to Feb. 25. (Google Street View image)
The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)

Laketown Ranch to welcome campers this summer

Sunfest site will provide camping amenities between May and September

The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)
Kyle Topping  skates for the Cowichan Valley Capitals during the 2015-16 BCHL season. (Citizen file)

Former Caps make news in pro ranks

Kyle Topping and Laurent Brossoit mark achievements

Kyle Topping  skates for the Cowichan Valley Capitals during the 2015-16 BCHL season. (Citizen file)
Vees' Jack Barnes picked up his second goal of the season in the team's 5-0 win over Merritt on Saturday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Cowichan Capitals in deadline dilemma with 20-year-old players

Hard decisions loom when BCHL may or may not resume play

Vees' Jack Barnes picked up his second goal of the season in the team's 5-0 win over Merritt on Saturday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

More positive COVID-19 tests reported at Cowichan Superstore

Employees last worked on Feb. 12, 13 and 15.

An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes reports fourth death from COVID-19

Second doses of Pfizer vaccine expected on March 8

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)

Duncan woman reaches quarter-finals in ‘Inked’ cover model contest

Samantha Leaver entered contest for confidence, then won her group

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)
A C. difficile outbreak at the Cowichan District Hospital has been contained to one wing. (Citizen file)

C. difficile outbreak at Cowichan Hospital contained to one wing

Outbreak was identified on Feb. 3; no new cases since then

A C. difficile outbreak at the Cowichan District Hospital has been contained to one wing. (Citizen file)
Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)

Extensive vandalism at Cowichan’s Spectacle Lake Park

Picnic table cut, beer bottles smashed, sign shot with BBs

Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)
MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that will debut this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

MacDowell Rugby Academy coming to Cowichan Secondary School

Athletes from Cowichan, across Canada and around the world will benefit from world-class coaching

MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that will debut this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

Positive COVID-19 test reported at Cowichan Superstore

Employee last worked on Friday, Feb. 12

An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Cowichan Valley Capitals players practice on Tuesday, Feb. 9 as they await word on a B.C. Hockey League season that has now been delayed until at least March. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley Capitals players practice on Tuesday, Feb. 9 as they await word on a B.C. Hockey League season that has now been delayed until at least March. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)

Cowichan Valley woman in the running for Inked cover model

Samantha Leaver hopes to inspire confidence in other women, especially moms

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)
Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)

Vancouver Island woman in the running for Inked cover model

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver hopes to inspire confidence in other women, especially moms

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)
A vehicle in Shawnigan Lake was set ablaze Sunday, Feb. 7. RCMP are investigating the arson. (submitted)

UPDATED with PHOTOS: RCMP investigating vehicle arson in Shawnigan Lake

Pickup truck was set ablaze on Sunday morning

A vehicle in Shawnigan Lake was set ablaze Sunday, Feb. 7. RCMP are investigating the arson. (submitted)
Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore Wolves defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League remains hopeful about 2020-21 season

Annual awards are cancelled, but league wants to resume season if possible

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore Wolves defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Secondary School graduate and national team hopeful Justin Marinier trains with a small group of rugby players at Maple Bay Elementary School on Sunday, Jan. 31. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan-based rugby stars won’t let pandemic slow them down

‘Once this is over, they’re going to be locked and loaded’

Cowichan Secondary School graduate and national team hopeful Justin Marinier trains with a small group of rugby players at Maple Bay Elementary School on Sunday, Jan. 31. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The BC SPCA and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seized 12 dogs from a breeder on Herd Road in North Cowichan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)

UPDATE: 12 dogs seized from North Cowichan breeder

BC SPCA and RCMP respond to complaint at Mixed Blessings on Herd Road

The BC SPCA and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seized 12 dogs from a breeder on Herd Road in North Cowichan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)
Football players from across Vancouver Island run sprints as they warm up for tests at the combine at the Cowichan Sportsplex last Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan hosts football combine for South Island players

Part of the provincial team process

Football players from across Vancouver Island run sprints as they warm up for tests at the combine at the Cowichan Sportsplex last Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)