Robert Barron

A landslide closed Indian Road in Duncan on Jan. 12. (screenshot)
A landslide closed Indian Road in Duncan on Jan. 12. (screenshot)
Crime, safety and homelessness are the most important issues facing Duncan, according to the latest citizen survey. (File photo)
Crime, safety and homelessness are the most important issues facing Duncan, according to the latest citizen survey. (File photo)
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Robert Barron column: ‘Snowmageddon’ in 1996 one to remember

He said he wasn’t born then so I told him just how bad that storm was

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The Lake Cowichan Food Bank is looking for a new location. (Submitted photo)

Lake Cowichan Food Bank needs a new home

Lease expires at end of March

The Lake Cowichan Food Bank is looking for a new location. (Submitted photo)
Waterfront properties in Youbou, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake have risen in value by more than 60 per cent over last year. (File photo)

Property values in Lake Cowichan area rise dramatically

Increases range from 42% to 65%

Waterfront properties in Youbou, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake have risen in value by more than 60 per cent over last year. (File photo)
Anthony Everett, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island, congratulates Bonnie Nethery, the general manager at Merridale Cidery Distillery, for her dedication to her job. TVC has a program to thank front-line workers in the industry for their hard work during tough times with a gesture of gratitude in the form of $75 Visa gift cards. (Tourism Vancouver Island photo)

Business notes: Tourism industry celebrates frontline workers

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Anthony Everett, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island, congratulates Bonnie Nethery, the general manager at Merridale Cidery Distillery, for her dedication to her job. TVC has a program to thank front-line workers in the industry for their hard work during tough times with a gesture of gratitude in the form of $75 Visa gift cards. (Tourism Vancouver Island photo)
City of Duncan Coun. Bob Brooke made a motion at a recent meeting to deny a COVID-19 grant to This Rides 4 U. Coun. Carol Newington was the only council member to vote against the motion. (File photo)

City of Duncan denies another grant from COVID-19 program

Council has approved just four grants since program began

City of Duncan Coun. Bob Brooke made a motion at a recent meeting to deny a COVID-19 grant to This Rides 4 U. Coun. Carol Newington was the only council member to vote against the motion. (File photo)
Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking system set to roll out for transit users across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first as NextRide program expands to all of B.C.

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking to roll out in Cowichan Valley, then across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first in next phase of NextRide program

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle (left) and South Cowichan Pickleball Club executive members Laurie Vasey, Rick Hollingworth and Brian Johnson stand on the future site of the Kerry Park pickleball courts. (File photo)
South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle (left) and South Cowichan Pickleball Club executive members Laurie Vasey, Rick Hollingworth and Brian Johnson stand on the future site of the Kerry Park pickleball courts. (File photo)
Duncan’s current ladder truck in use during the fire at the Lewis Street Apartments in January of 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan moves forward with plans to purchase new $1.9M fire truck

Current aging ladder fire truck needs replacing

Duncan’s current ladder truck in use during the fire at the Lewis Street Apartments in January of 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Concerns are being raised about the difficulty of booking a COVID-19 booster shot in the Cowichan Valley. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Concerns are being raised about the difficulty of booking a COVID-19 booster shot in the Cowichan Valley. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A new bus service between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley is scheduled to begin in March. (File photo)

New transit route between Nanaimo and Cowichan expected in March

Route awaiting MOU between CVRD, RDN and BC Transit

A new bus service between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley is scheduled to begin in March. (File photo)
Rogers Communications will soon be holding a public consultation process on its proposal to install a new cell-phone tower on land owned by the City of Duncan. (File photo)
Rogers Communications will soon be holding a public consultation process on its proposal to install a new cell-phone tower on land owned by the City of Duncan. (File photo)
North Cowichan moving forward with plan to transition to automated garbage pick up. (File photo)

North Cowichan moves forward with plan for automated-garbage pick up

Residents will see increased garbage fees

North Cowichan moving forward with plan to transition to automated garbage pick up. (File photo)
House prices have risen significantly in the Cowichan Valley from last year, according to the latest information from BC Assessment. (File photo)

Property assessments in Cowichan skyrocket in 2022

Property values in area increase from 35% to 52% from last year

House prices have risen significantly in the Cowichan Valley from last year, according to the latest information from BC Assessment. (File photo)
Film director Ken Barnes has recently completed a feature drama called ‘The Bones on Greenwich Shore’. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan film director completes feature ‘The Bones on Greenwich Shore’

Ken Barnes’ film picked up distributing company

Film director Ken Barnes has recently completed a feature drama called ‘The Bones on Greenwich Shore’. (Submitted photo)
Lake Cowichan’s Kristal Mayo (right) died on New Year’s Eve after battling cancer for many months. Pictured with Kristal is husband Dustin and daughter Kourtlynn. (File photo)
Lake Cowichan’s Kristal Mayo (right) died on New Year’s Eve after battling cancer for many months. Pictured with Kristal is husband Dustin and daughter Kourtlynn. (File photo)
Mesachie Lake’s Herrington family: dad Shaun, mom Cara, eldest daughter Charlotte, and new arrival Violet, who was born in a hurry on March 7, 2021. (File photo)
Mesachie Lake’s Herrington family: dad Shaun, mom Cara, eldest daughter Charlotte, and new arrival Violet, who was born in a hurry on March 7, 2021. (File photo)
Local realtors delivered a pile of toys to the Salvation Army last week that will be distributed to needy kids in the region during the holidays. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Cowichan realtors make season special for children

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Local realtors delivered a pile of toys to the Salvation Army last week that will be distributed to needy kids in the region during the holidays. (Submitted photo)