Kevin Rothbauer

COVID-19 has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School, and two other schools in the district. (File photo)

COVID-19 reported at three Cowichan Valley schools, Cowichan Tribes buses

Cowichan Secondary, Duncan Christian and Quamichan School all affected

COVID-19 has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School, and two other schools in the district. (File photo)
Chief William Seymour and council issued the shelter-in-place order late on the afternoon of Jan. 6, after 23 cases had been confirmed since New Year’s Day.  (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes ordered to shelter in place due to COVID-19 outbreak

Members of B.C.’s largest First Nation required to stay at home until Jan. 22

Chief William Seymour and council issued the shelter-in-place order late on the afternoon of Jan. 6, after 23 cases had been confirmed since New Year’s Day.  (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes sign

Cowichan Tribes under shelter in place order

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, members are required to stay at home until Jan. 22

Cowichan Tribes sign
Megan Desjarlais was reported missing on Monday, Jan. 4. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Missing woman located

Police have located a woman who was reported missing on Jan. 4

Megan Desjarlais was reported missing on Monday, Jan. 4. (Submitted)
A case of COVID-19 has been detected at Chemainus Secondary School. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

COVID-19 detected at Chemainus Secondary School

Staff and students who need to isolate or self-monitor will be notified

A case of COVID-19 has been detected at Chemainus Secondary School. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)

Evacuation alert issued for parts of Cowichan Bay

Residents should wait for an order before evacuating

The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)
One man has been arrested after two robberies at businesses in Duncan. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)

Man charged after robberies at Cowichan Valley businesses

Roy Spencer remains in custody after two incidents in late December

One man has been arrested after two robberies at businesses in Duncan. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island soccer leagues make plans to move forward

Schedules and cup draws are set in case adult soccer gets go-ahead

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)
An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Evacuation order lifted for Cowichan Tribes areas

Evacuation alert remains in effect along with boil-water advisory

An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley has rallied around victims of a fire in an apartment building on Lewis Street on New Year’s Eve. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan rallies around fire victims

Donations exceeding capacity; specific items needed

The Cowichan Valley has rallied around victims of a fire in an apartment building on Lewis Street on New Year’s Eve. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)
Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria on election night. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Year in Review: Cowichan ridings stick with incumbents in provincial election

Furstenau and Routley re-elected as NDP wins majority mandate

Provincial Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau speaks at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria on election night. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Cowichan Secondary wrestler Talon Hird displays his five provincial gold medals as well as his hardware for being named male Wrestler of the Meet at the B.C. high school meet in February. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Triumph and disappointment: Cowichan Valley sports year in review

Lots of highlights in spite of rampant COVID-19 cancellations

Cowichan Secondary wrestler Talon Hird displays his five provincial gold medals as well as his hardware for being named male Wrestler of the Meet at the B.C. high school meet in February. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Firefighters arrive at the scene of a blaze on Grieve Road in North Cowichan on Christmas Day. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that someone died in the fire. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fatality confirmed in Christmas Day fire in North Cowichan

BC Coroners Service is investigating death in early-morning blaze

Firefighters arrive at the scene of a blaze on Grieve Road in North Cowichan on Christmas Day. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that someone died in the fire. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley actor and director Alex Gallacher received the City of Duncan’s Perpetual Arts Award. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan theatre mainstay Gallacher receives City of Duncan arts award

Three-plus decades in acting and directing are honoured

Cowichan Valley actor and director Alex Gallacher received the City of Duncan’s Perpetual Arts Award. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Former Capitals goalie Zach Borgiel earned his first NCAA win on Dec. 6. (Citizen file)

Former Caps making a mark in college ranks

Goalies Borgiel and Corson, D-man Mikrogiannakis finding their place

Former Capitals goalie Zach Borgiel earned his first NCAA win on Dec. 6. (Citizen file)
Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
Shawnigan Lake’s Kim Barnard displays “Happy Campers,” her entry in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase. (Submitted)
Police are hoping to reunite this wheelchair with its owner. (Submitted)

Electric wheelchair found in Duncan

Police want to reunite wheelchair with its owner

Police are hoping to reunite this wheelchair with its owner. (Submitted)
Thomas Payne, 3, and Ronald Choley, 9, chat with Santa through their car window during a socially distanced visit in Honeymoon Bay on Sunday afternoon For the full story, see page 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Socially distanced Santa a success in Honeymoon Bay

24 families take advantage of COVID-safe visits in Honeymoon Bay

Thomas Payne, 3, and Ronald Choley, 9, chat with Santa through their car window during a socially distanced visit in Honeymoon Bay on Sunday afternoon For the full story, see page 13. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Duncan Christian School athletic director Tom Veenstra received the City of Duncan’s Perpetual Trophy for Excellence and Sportsmanship during a Zoom ceremony earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian’s Tom Veenstra honoured with City of Duncan sports award

Athletic director has boosted school and Cowichan Valley sports for more than three decades

Duncan Christian School athletic director Tom Veenstra received the City of Duncan’s Perpetual Trophy for Excellence and Sportsmanship during a Zoom ceremony earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)