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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)
Jayda Lauzon receives her Student of the Month award from Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry, flanked on the left by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and on the right by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Capacity for compassion leads to Student of the Month Award

Jayda Lauzon spearheads peer counselling efforts at Frances Kelsey

Jayda Lauzon receives her Student of the Month award from Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry, flanked on the left by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and on the right by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here with the provincial box and field lacrosse teams, Cobble Hill’s Josh MacDonald has been drafted by the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen. (Submitted)

Timbermen draft Cowichan’s Josh MacDonald

‘Rave reviews’ for Cobble Hill lacrosse player

Seen here with the provincial box and field lacrosse teams, Cobble Hill’s Josh MacDonald has been drafted by the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen. (Submitted)
Cobble Hill’s Malcolm Taylor was fitted with a new myoelectric arm earlier this year. (Submitted)

Cobble Hill teen marked 2020 with new myoelectric arm

New prosthetic can sense and respond to muscle impulses

Cobble Hill’s Malcolm Taylor was fitted with a new myoelectric arm earlier this year. (Submitted)
RCMP. (Black Press Media photo)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seek public feedback

Online questionnaire will be available from Feb. 1 to 21

RCMP. (Black Press Media photo)
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested a prolific offender who is now facing more than 40 charges. (Black Press file photo)

‘Priority offender’ arrested in Cowichan Valley faces more than 40 charges

Tyler Elrix, 37, had a history of evading police; was ordered not to be in Vancouver Island

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested a prolific offender who is now facing more than 40 charges. (Black Press file photo)