Kevin Rothbauer

Mesachie Lake’s Herrington family: dad Shaun, mom Cara, eldest daughter Charlotte, and new arrival Violet, who was born in a hurry on Sunday, March 7. (Angie Hughes photo)

‘We’re not going to make it to the hospital’: Mesachie family welcomes new baby in dramatic style

‘I’m not going to do this in the car, and we’re not going to make it [to the hospital]’

Mesachie Lake’s Herrington family: dad Shaun, mom Cara, eldest daughter Charlotte, and new arrival Violet, who was born in a hurry on Sunday, March 7. (Angie Hughes photo)
The puck will finally drop for the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ 2020-21 season in April. (Citizen file)

BCHL, Cowichan Caps prepare for return of hockey

Cowichan will play in Port Alberni pod with Alberni, Nanaimo and Victoria

The puck will finally drop for the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ 2020-21 season in April. (Citizen file)
Barbara Whitefoot and Shirley Hackett of Chemainus stand outside the Cowichan Community Centre after getting their first COVID-19 vaccination shots on Tuesday, March 16. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at Cowichan Community Centre

Seniors express relief after getting first shots

Barbara Whitefoot and Shirley Hackett of Chemainus stand outside the Cowichan Community Centre after getting their first COVID-19 vaccination shots on Tuesday, March 16. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A car caught fire after a collision near the intersection of Gibbins, Menzies and Barnjum roads on Tuesday night. (Nonie Sundstrom photo)

Cowichan Valley fire departments busy on Tuesday

Washroom fire, two car crashes keep firefighters moving

A car caught fire after a collision near the intersection of Gibbins, Menzies and Barnjum roads on Tuesday night. (Nonie Sundstrom photo)
In a photo from his rookie seaon, Medicine Hat Tigers forward Corson Hopwo drives toward the Calgary Hitmen net to score his first WHL goal on Nov. 4, 2018. (Randy Feere/Medicine Hat Tigers)

Hopwo opens WHL season with first career hat trick

19-year-old’s feat includes overtime winner

In a photo from his rookie seaon, Medicine Hat Tigers forward Corson Hopwo drives toward the Calgary Hitmen net to score his first WHL goal on Nov. 4, 2018. (Randy Feere/Medicine Hat Tigers)
Elija Ellison and Jessica May represented the Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Department in the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall Virtual Challenge in February. (BC Lung Association photo)

Lake Cowichan firefighters step up for virtual climb

Elija Ellison and Jessica May raise $820 for BC Lung Association

Elija Ellison and Jessica May represented the Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Department in the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall Virtual Challenge in February. (BC Lung Association photo)
Cowichan Valley Capitals logo

Cowichan Capitals add three recruits for ‘21-22

Newcomers hail from Ottawa, Edmonton and New York

Cowichan Valley Capitals logo
Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIJHL pulls plug on 2020-21 season

‘It seemed that this is the time to make this decision’

Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Khowhemun Elementary is one of two Cowichan Valley schools that announced possible COVID-19 exposures last week. (Google Street View image)

Two Cowichan Valley schools announce possible COVID-19 exposures

Positive tests at Khowhemun, Quamichan; Superstore confirms more cases

Khowhemun Elementary is one of two Cowichan Valley schools that announced possible COVID-19 exposures last week. (Google Street View image)
Flanked by CVOLC staff members Kevin van der Linden, Nate Boersen, Lisa Kellar and Neil Ellingson, Ryan Linehan receives his Student of the Month award from Rotary representatives Gregg Perry and Kim Barnard. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Open Learning Collective ‘ambassador’ named Student of the Month

Ryan Linehan earns award for demonstrating natural leadership

Flanked by CVOLC staff members Kevin van der Linden, Nate Boersen, Lisa Kellar and Neil Ellingson, Ryan Linehan receives his Student of the Month award from Rotary representatives Gregg Perry and Kim Barnard. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Christian’s Grace George lines up a shot during the three-point portion of the BC School Sports Pandemic Basketball Challenge after taking a pass from Cam Stevens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian leads the way in pandemic basketball challenge

School tops participation numbers for second time this year

Duncan Christian’s Grace George lines up a shot during the three-point portion of the BC School Sports Pandemic Basketball Challenge after taking a pass from Cam Stevens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)

Cowichan Valley mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)
Clockwise from top left: Malahat First Nation Chief George Harry and councillors Steve Henry and Cindy Harry address community members in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Screenshot)

Malahat Nation confirms first two cases of COVID-19

Community has been under stay-at-home order since Jan. 7

Clockwise from top left: Malahat First Nation Chief George Harry and councillors Steve Henry and Cindy Harry address community members in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Screenshot)
The Cowichan Capitals traded defenceman Clark Webster to his hometown Summerside Western Capitals. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hopeful Cowichan Capitals make flurry of deadline deals

Roster bolstered in case BCHL season gets go-ahead

The Cowichan Capitals traded defenceman Clark Webster to his hometown Summerside Western Capitals. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)