Robert Barron

Conservation officers were called to Youbou on Sept. 22 to free this elk from a swing and hammock that were entangled in its antlers. (Submitted photo)

Conservation officers rescue entangled elk in Youbou

This is the third one in the region this month

Conservation officers were called to Youbou on Sept. 22 to free this elk from a swing and hammock that were entangled in its antlers. (Submitted photo)
Tierra Lynn is the new owner of Cardino Shoes in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Busines notes: Cardino Shoes expands under new ownership

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Tierra Lynn is the new owner of Cardino Shoes in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
North Cowichan’s council and community are split over how the area where the new Cowichan District Hospital, which will replace the old one on Gibbins Road (pictured), is to be built will be developed. (File photo)

North Cowichan leans toward high-density plan for Bell McKinnon south, but excludes north

Construction of new hospital in area scheduled for early next year

North Cowichan’s council and community are split over how the area where the new Cowichan District Hospital, which will replace the old one on Gibbins Road (pictured), is to be built will be developed. (File photo)
North Cowichan asked not to approve any business licences for commercial water users in Genoa Bay. (File photo)

Genoa Bay residents look to North Cowichan to protect water supply

Water society asks municipality not to allow business licences for commercial operations

North Cowichan asked not to approve any business licences for commercial water users in Genoa Bay. (File photo)
Goats cuddle in their pen at the 2021 Cowichan Exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Organizers deem this year’s Cowichan Exhibition a success

Event curtailed again this year due to pandemic, but lots attended regardless

Goats cuddle in their pen at the 2021 Cowichan Exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Blair Herbert, the Liberal candidate in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came third on election night. (File photo)

Liberal Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidate Herbert hoped for different outcome

Herbert comes third in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Blair Herbert, the Liberal candidate in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came third on election night. (File photo)
Mark Hecht, the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came in last place in the riding in the federal election. He said nothing was gained by it. (File photo)
Mark Hecht, the People’s Party of Canada candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, came in last place in the riding in the federal election. He said nothing was gained by it. (File photo)
Cowichan home owners are being asked to consider renting spare rooms to university students looking for a place to stay. (File photo)

Cowichan homeowners asked to rent spare rooms, suites to students

But VIU reports no student housing crisis to date

Cowichan home owners are being asked to consider renting spare rooms to university students looking for a place to stay. (File photo)
Four of the candidates for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election participated in a candidates form on Sept. 10. Pictured from left to right are the NDP Party of Canada’s Alistair MacGregor, the Conservative Party of Canada’s Alana DeLong, the Liberal Party of Canada’s Blair Herbert, and the Green Party of Canada’s Lia Versaevel. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Four of the candidates for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election participated in a candidates form on Sept. 10. Pictured from left to right are the NDP Party of Canada’s Alistair MacGregor, the Conservative Party of Canada’s Alana DeLong, the Liberal Party of Canada’s Blair Herbert, and the Green Party of Canada’s Lia Versaevel. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lia Versaevel is the Green candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Lanfgord. (Photo submitted)

Lia Versaevel nominated as Green candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

Green Party of Canada members voted between three candidates

  • Sep 20, 2021
Lia Versaevel is the Green candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Lanfgord. (Photo submitted)
Stewart Muir, executive director of Resource Works, told North Cowichan’s council that forestry is vital to the province and its economy. (File photo)

More balanced approach needed in forestry discussions, advocate tells N. Cowichan council

Stewart Muir says there is a “crisis of understanding” in dialogue

Stewart Muir, executive director of Resource Works, told North Cowichan’s council that forestry is vital to the province and its economy. (File photo)
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Robert Barron column: Some of us not meant to be TV stars

Our bosses decided they could save money if they combined television and newspaper reporters

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Tim Hortons is hosting the annual Smile Cookie campaign this week to raise money for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, are Vickie Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Smile Cookie campaign on at local Tim Horton locations

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Tim Hortons is hosting the annual Smile Cookie campaign this week to raise money for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, are Vickie Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)
Island Health’s Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road will open this fall. (File photo)

Wellness and Recovery Centre in Duncan on schedule to open in the fall

Island Health project has upset many of its neighbours on York Road

Island Health’s Wellness and Recovery Centre on York Road will open this fall. (File photo)
A number of opinions from the community have come forward on what, if anything, the cross that was cut down this summer on Mount Tzouhalem should be replaced with. (File photo)

What should replace Tzouhalem cross? Ideas come forward

Vandals cut cross down in July

A number of opinions from the community have come forward on what, if anything, the cross that was cut down this summer on Mount Tzouhalem should be replaced with. (File photo)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The rezoning application for the redevelopment of Duncan Manor is expected to be submitted to the City of Duncan by the end of September. (File photo)

Controversial Duncan Manor proposal expected to be submitted to city in September

Duncan Housing Society expected to submit rezoning application by end of month

The rezoning application for the redevelopment of Duncan Manor is expected to be submitted to the City of Duncan by the end of September. (File photo)
CVRD is looking for public input into the renewal of its OCP. (File photo)
CVRD is looking for public input into the renewal of its OCP. (File photo)
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Robert Barron column: I used to hate school

I’m always pleasantly surprised when I go to schools these days

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Four of the candidates for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election participated in a candidates form on Sept. 10. Pictured from left to right are the NDP Party of Canada’s Alistair MacGregor, the Conservative Party of Canada’s Alana DeLong, the Liberal Party of Canada’s Blair Herbert, and the Green Party of Canada’s Lia Versaevel. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Four of the candidates for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election participated in a candidates form on Sept. 10. Pictured from left to right are the NDP Party of Canada’s Alistair MacGregor, the Conservative Party of Canada’s Alana DeLong, the Liberal Party of Canada’s Blair Herbert, and the Green Party of Canada’s Lia Versaevel. (Robert Barron/Citizen)