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Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Lake community comes together to help family get vital pool

Oliver Finlayson, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hydrotherapy is a big help

Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)

Duncan golfer Callum Davison up for national bursary

20-year-old finished fifth in Canada Life Series this summer

Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)
The Fury’s Raymond Sam outpaces a Prospect Lake defender during the teams’ 4-4 tie at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Fury play to another draw

Quw’utsun edged by Lakehill in Victoria

The Fury’s Raymond Sam outpaces a Prospect Lake defender during the teams’ 4-4 tie at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
NIFA Pacific’s Makayla Joe-George kicks high during a recent home game at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NIFA Pacific’s improvement shows against Gorge

Cowichan-based club has made strides since debut

NIFA Pacific’s Makayla Joe-George kicks high during a recent home game at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here in a game earlier this season, Nicola Mawson earned the Fresh Kenny’s Hard Hat for her play in a 1-0 loss to Gorge last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Elements not on Cowichan United’s side in loss

First-half wind helps Gorge, but dies before second half

Seen here in a game earlier this season, Nicola Mawson earned the Fresh Kenny’s Hard Hat for her play in a 1-0 loss to Gorge last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Steelheads’ Nick Zuback sends in a pass from the wing during Cowichan’s 5-1 win over Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Dam breaks as Cowichan Steelheads pick up first win

49ers earn easy points as JDF forfeits

The Steelheads’ Nick Zuback sends in a pass from the wing during Cowichan’s 5-1 win over Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
With hits like this, Booker Daniel made an immediate impact in his Kerry Park Islanders debut on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders look rusty after two weeks off

Isles fall to Panthers, but vengeance could come soon

With hits like this, Booker Daniel made an immediate impact in his Kerry Park Islanders debut on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)

Ferguson commits, Cowichan Capitals add two from WHL

Between a two-week layoff to switch cohorts and the pandemic-related postponement of…

Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes completes his 100th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes completes his 100th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Cowichan Valley RCMP investigating ‘dangerous’ thefts from traffic lights

At least four cases where batteries were stolen from lights or electronic signs

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Wreaths surround the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan following the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Small ceremony marks Remembrance Day in Duncan

Check out photos from the event

Wreaths surround the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan following the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals upgrade forward lines with two trades

Caps get Bulawka from Vernon and Alexeev from Toronto Patriots

Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park Islanders goalie Bailey Monteith keeps a close eye on the puck during the third period of his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Back end solid, but Kerry Park offence fizzles

Isles muster one goal in back-to-back close losses

Kerry Park Islanders goalie Bailey Monteith keeps a close eye on the puck during the third period of his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mill Bay’s Will Percillier (left) is congratulated by a teammate after his first match and first try in France’s top professional rugby circuit. (Stade.fr PB)

Cowichan’s Percillier scores in French Top 14 rugby debut

Mill Bay product and Brentwood grad gets late try for Stade Français

Mill Bay’s Will Percillier (left) is congratulated by a teammate after his first match and first try in France’s top professional rugby circuit. (Stade.fr PB)
NIFA Pacific’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

NIFA Pacific hold their own against Premier squad

Young squad gets its footing as season progresses

NIFA Pacific’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
From left, Cowichan Hospice executive director Gretchen Hartley, arborist Warren Walters, Sarah Stokes of Dinter Nursery, and Duncan city councillor Carol Newington put the finishing touches on a newly planted apple tree in Centennial Park, grown from a cutting off a beloved tree that had to be cut down in the Cairnsmore neighbourbood. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cairnsmore apple tree gets new life in Duncan’s Centennial Park

Four cuttings live on from beloved tree on hospice site

From left, Cowichan Hospice executive director Gretchen Hartley, arborist Warren Walters, Sarah Stokes of Dinter Nursery, and Duncan city councillor Carol Newington put the finishing touches on a newly planted apple tree in Centennial Park, grown from a cutting off a beloved tree that had to be cut down in the Cairnsmore neighbourbood. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jim Noon of the Cowichan Steelheads tackles Steve Scott of UVic — former Cowichan LMG stalwart — during last Friday’s masters game in Victoria. (Brook Lisson photo)

Cowichan Fury score four once more

Quw’utsun FC suffers first defeat

Jim Noon of the Cowichan Steelheads tackles Steve Scott of UVic — former Cowichan LMG stalwart — during last Friday’s masters game in Victoria. (Brook Lisson photo)
Stu Barker controls the ball in a Cowichan 49ers game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

‘Shake ‘n Bake’ helps Cowichan 49ers cook Gorge

Gorge showed up for their home game with plenty of depth

Stu Barker controls the ball in a Cowichan 49ers game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Veterans can ride the bus for free during the lead up to Remembrance Day in Cowichan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan veterans ride transit free for Veterans’ Week

All bus service will be free on Remembrance Day

Veterans can ride the bus for free during the lead up to Remembrance Day in Cowichan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school, currently going by the name “École Duncan.” (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley French school starts small but has big dreams

Parents thrilled to have francophone instruction

Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school, currently going by the name “École Duncan.” (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)