Kevin Rothbauer

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Protesters cut young trees at Fairy Creek logging blockades

RFS says blockades are meant to save old growth, it doesn’t oppose second-growth logging

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)
Duncan Christian School students build friendship benches during a two-day event sponsored by the Industry Training Authority. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian students get a taste of the trades

Two-day workshop sees students build benches for Cowichan community

Duncan Christian School students build friendship benches during a two-day event sponsored by the Industry Training Authority. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Representatives from nine forestry companies active in the Cowichan Valley gather at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the unveiling of a new trailer that will promote their support of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. (Submitted)

New trailer promotes partnership between forestry, Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

Nine local companies chipped in to support foundation and new hospital project

Representatives from nine forestry companies active in the Cowichan Valley gather at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the unveiling of a new trailer that will promote their support of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. (Submitted)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kerry Park and Lake Cowichan to clash twice during VIJHL season

Islanders and expansion Kraken assigned to different divisions

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club president hopes an upcoming yard sale will help the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club raise funds. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club plans yard sale fundraiser

Club has been a fixture in the Cowichan Valley for 134 years

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club president hopes an upcoming yard sale will help the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club raise funds. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The 2011 Island Outlaws claimed silver at the Spring Kick Off hockey tournament in Chilliwack last month. (Submitted)

Island Outlaws take gold and silver at Spring Kick Off

Cowichan and Kerry Park hockey players help 2011 and 2013 teams to medals

The 2011 Island Outlaws claimed silver at the Spring Kick Off hockey tournament in Chilliwack last month. (Submitted)
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)

Tickets on sale for Cowichan’s Closson Classic car raffle

Softball tournament scheduled for Aug. 20-22

Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)
The Lake Cowichan RCMP are looking for missing persons Nadia Elkouni and Helmy Sherif. They were last seen near Honeymoon Bay around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. (Submitted)

RCMP looking for elderly couple last seen near Honeymoon Bay on Tuesday

Victoria residents are believed to have been heading from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew

The Lake Cowichan RCMP are looking for missing persons Nadia Elkouni and Helmy Sherif. They were last seen near Honeymoon Bay around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. (Submitted)
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Shoplifting suspect in Duncan caught with $14,000 in drugs

32-year-old Campbell River woman could face multiple charges

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Vandals did thousands of dollars of damage to The Raptors on Herd Road in North Cowichan over the weekend. (Submitted)

Vandals damage facilities at The Raptors near Duncan

No birds injured during break-in at wildlife centre

Vandals did thousands of dollars of damage to The Raptors on Herd Road in North Cowichan over the weekend. (Submitted)
Seen here in action with the U of M Bisons, Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock is in camp with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this month. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock in the mix at Alouettes camp

Cowichan product trying to crack CFL club’s defensive line

Seen here in action with the U of M Bisons, Duncan’s Brock Gowanlock is in camp with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this month. (Submitted)
Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, clear an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem Photographics)

Cowichan equestrian shines in first horse show since COVID began

Nicholas Pietrzak of Foxstone Stable wins Thunderbird .90m Good Hands and Seat Class

Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, clear an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem Photographics)
The cross that has overlooked the Cowichan Valley from Mount Tzouhalem for more than 30 years was cut down sometime overnight between July 16 and 17. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cross that overlooked Cowichan Valley from Mount Tzouhalem cut down

No confirmation that destruction of religious symbol was related to residential schools issue

The cross that has overlooked the Cowichan Valley from Mount Tzouhalem for more than 30 years was cut down sometime overnight between July 16 and 17. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Dodgers first baseman Sheamus Scafe puts the tag on a Ladysmith 49ers player to complete a double play during a round-robin game at the Island regional tadpole championships last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan clubs among Island’s best at tadpole regionals

Three host teams in contention for title, RiverCats strong in skills competition

Duncan Dodgers first baseman Sheamus Scafe puts the tag on a Ladysmith 49ers player to complete a double play during a round-robin game at the Island regional tadpole championships last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sydney Payne will continue Brentwood College School’s legacy of having a graduate at every Summer Olympics since 1976. (Kevin Light Photography/Copyright Rowing Canada)

Olympic legacy continues for Mill Bay’s Brentwood College

Delegation includes first grad to represent country other than Canada

Sydney Payne will continue Brentwood College School’s legacy of having a graduate at every Summer Olympics since 1976. (Kevin Light Photography/Copyright Rowing Canada)
Smoke and flames rise from a warehouse in the industrial park south of Duncan on Tuesday, July 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Duncan industrial park fire under investigation

Two fire halls respond to blaze on Allenby Road

Smoke and flames rise from a warehouse in the industrial park south of Duncan on Tuesday, July 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Smoke and flames rise from a warehouse in the industrial park south of Duncan on Tuesday, July 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Fire breaks out in Duncan industrial park

Two fire halls respond to blaze on Allenby Road

Smoke and flames rise from a warehouse in the industrial park south of Duncan on Tuesday, July 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP officers remove protesters who had locked themselves to a forestry road gate near Honeymoon Bay on Monday, July 12. (Submitted)

Old-growth protesters, loggers clash near Honeymoon Bay

Officer struck by vehicle during enforcement at Fairy Creek

RCMP officers remove protesters who had locked themselves to a forestry road gate near Honeymoon Bay on Monday, July 12. (Submitted)
Maple Bay Beach is one of several beaches in the Cowichan Valley under bacteria advisories as of July 9. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Swimming not recommended at several Cowichan Valley beaches due to bacteria levels

List includes Maple Bay, Fuller Lake, Kin Beach and Estuary Nature Centre Beach

Maple Bay Beach is one of several beaches in the Cowichan Valley under bacteria advisories as of July 9. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Duncan Christian School’s athlete of the year award winners for 2020-21. Back row from left: senior boys winners Nate Powell and Andrew Young, senior girls award winners Jaymie Brandsma and Grace George. Front row from left: junior boys winners Mothias Henry and Cohen Floucault, junior girls winners Michaela Wall and Addy Klassen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian award winners reflect on challenges of 2020-21

This year was ‘a different ball game’ for school athletes

Duncan Christian School’s athlete of the year award winners for 2020-21. Back row from left: senior boys winners Nate Powell and Andrew Young, senior girls award winners Jaymie Brandsma and Grace George. Front row from left: junior boys winners Mothias Henry and Cohen Floucault, junior girls winners Michaela Wall and Addy Klassen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)