Robert Barron

Sites are being considered for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)

Possible routes identified for new Cowichan sewage pipe

Public input will be sought in decision

Sites are being considered for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said financial penalties for council members found to be engaging in bad behaviour is a good deterrent. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said financial penalties for council members found to be engaging in bad behaviour is a good deterrent. (File photo)
Tanya Kaul, the Liberal candidate for Cowichan Valley, waves with her team on election night. (Submitted photo)

Kaul energized to run again for the Liberals in 4 years

“I have a team already in place so we’ll be ready.”

Tanya Kaul, the Liberal candidate for Cowichan Valley, waves with her team on election night. (Submitted photo)
The three candidates in the Cowichan Valley riding took part in the virtual candidates debate at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 13. Pictured, from left, are the Liberal's Tanya Kaul,  and Sonia Furstaneu, the incumbent Green MLA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley candidates talk addictions, old growth forests at forum

Questions included issues around homelessness, addiction and transportation

The three candidates in the Cowichan Valley riding took part in the virtual candidates debate at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 13. Pictured, from left, are the Liberal's Tanya Kaul,  and Sonia Furstaneu, the incumbent Green MLA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan’s Tanya Kaul is running for the Liberal Party in the Cowichan Valley riding in the provincial election on Oct. 24. (Submitted photo)

Economic recovery important for Liberal candidate Tanya Kaul

Mental health, addictions and environment also in platform

Lake Cowichan’s Tanya Kaul is running for the Liberal Party in the Cowichan Valley riding in the provincial election on Oct. 24. (Submitted photo)
Sonia Furstenau said her focus as MLA if she is re-elected will be on the riding, even as she carries on the responsibilities of being the party leader. (File photo)

Incumbent Sonia Furstenau says lots of work to be done in Cowichan Valley

MLA for Cowichan named leader of BC Green Party last month

Sonia Furstenau said her focus as MLA if she is re-elected will be on the riding, even as she carries on the responsibilities of being the party leader. (File photo)
The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)

City of Duncan looking to grant to cover cost of Cairnsmore traffic circle

Federal government would cover 60%, province would pick up the other 40%.

The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)
Staff of Cowichan Lake Community Services. (Submitted)

Community Service Society vital for Lake Cowichan

Dozens of programs and other services offered

Staff of Cowichan Lake Community Services. (Submitted)
Captain Andy’s Fish & Chips has opened at the Chemainus Public Market. Pictured are Liz Fincham and Jeff Knadle being served fish and chips by server Tami Bruvold. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: New fish and chips shop opens in Chemainus

Bits and pieces of what’s happening in the Cowichan business community

Captain Andy’s Fish & Chips has opened at the Chemainus Public Market. Pictured are Liz Fincham and Jeff Knadle being served fish and chips by server Tami Bruvold. (Submitted photo)
Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Poor condition of rural road in Cowichan has resident fed up

Transportation Ministry says repair plan under development

Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)

Langford could teach North Cowichan ways to deal with social issues: Siebring

Island city has only eight homeless people, according to last count

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)
Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)

City of Duncan considers applying for grant for Station Street project

New provincial program offers grants of up to $1 million

Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)
Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan’s Whistler Street sees a fresh lick of paint in opioid battle

Group wants to help clean up community, one street at a time

Painters Jim Tulip, Doug Mackenzie and Gary Henslowe were painting the exterior of the Duncan Butcher Shop and Apple Press printing shop, located between the Trans Canada Highway and Whistler Street, on Oct. 8 as part of neighbourhood painting project. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, left, joined Rob Douglas, right, NDP candidate for the Cowichan Valley in the upcoming provincial election, on a tour to meet people in Lake Cowichan on Oct. 16 and discuss local issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen) Douglas’s campaign continued to pull out all the stops with a visit on Sunday from Premier John Horgan for some spearfishing in Duncan. (Submitted)

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Lake Cowichan

Rob Douglas, NDP’s candidate for Cowichan Valley, joins him

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, left, joined Rob Douglas, right, NDP candidate for the Cowichan Valley in the upcoming provincial election, on a tour to meet people in Lake Cowichan on Oct. 16 and discuss local issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen) Douglas’s campaign continued to pull out all the stops with a visit on Sunday from Premier John Horgan for some spearfishing in Duncan. (Submitted)
The Clements Centre is holding its 12th annual Sock Drive. Pictured is a group from the centre in a recent year encouraging people to donate socks. (File photo)

Clements Centre in Duncan hosts annual Sock Drive

Non-profit hopes to collect 2,020 pairs of new socks this year

The Clements Centre is holding its 12th annual Sock Drive. Pictured is a group from the centre in a recent year encouraging people to donate socks. (File photo)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Riot Brrewing in Chemainus has named its newest beer after a Vancouver Island drag queen called Jimbo.
The new beer is called Jimbo: Boysenberry Blackberry Sour. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Riot Brewing names new beer after Vancouver Island drag queen

Here’s some of what’s happening in the Cowichan business community

Riot Brrewing in Chemainus has named its newest beer after a Vancouver Island drag queen called Jimbo.
The new beer is called Jimbo: Boysenberry Blackberry Sour. (Submitted photo)
North Cowichan's council is looking to change the name of Indian Road, located near Quamichan Lake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

North Cowichan looks to rename Indian Road

Name considered inappropriate

North Cowichan's council is looking to change the name of Indian Road, located near Quamichan Lake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Residents and neighbours of Indian Road, which ends at Art Mann Park and Quamichan Lake, want the Municipality of North Cowichan to install speed bumps to slow traffic through the neighbourhood. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

North Cowichan considers safety measures on two roadways

Residents of Indian Road and Beaumont Avenue asking for speed bumps

Residents and neighbours of Indian Road, which ends at Art Mann Park and Quamichan Lake, want the Municipality of North Cowichan to install speed bumps to slow traffic through the neighbourhood. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Advance polls for upcoming provincial election run from Oct. 15-21. (File photo)

Advance polls in Cowichan for provincial election run from Oct. 15-21

Six locations in the Cowichan Valley to advance vote

Advance polls for upcoming provincial election run from Oct. 15-21. (File photo)