Robert Barron

Nick McMaster (pictured), owner of the Cinder and Sea art studio in Chemainus, will be offering art classes at the studio in the new year. (File photo)

Business notes: Cinder and Sea to hold art classes in the new year

A look at what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

Nick McMaster (pictured), owner of the Cinder and Sea art studio in Chemainus, will be offering art classes at the studio in the new year. (File photo)
Police, fire, ambulance crews all were at the scene of a fire on the fourth floor of the Lewis Apartments Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Police, fire, ambulance crews all were at the scene of a fire on the fourth floor of the Lewis Apartments Thursday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Protesters march down James Street after leaving Cowichan Secondary School, on their way to a rally at Quamichan School to oppose the location of Island Health’s new safe injection site. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Protesters march down James Street after leaving Cowichan Secondary School, on their way to a rally at Quamichan School to oppose the location of Island Health’s new safe injection site. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public on Vancouver Island are not expected anytime soon. (File photo)

Vaccines for general public in the Cowichan Valley not expected anytime soon

Island Health has received just 1,950 doses of vaccine so far

COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public on Vancouver Island are not expected anytime soon. (File photo)
City of Duncan to buy $12,400 paper folder. (File photo)

City of Duncan to purchase $12,400 paper folder

City has about 3,700 invoices to be mailed between January and April

City of Duncan to buy $12,400 paper folder. (File photo)
The Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society said returning the site at 6060 Canada Ave., where the RCMP detachment is currently located, to wetlands would do much to mitigate the regular flooding on Canada Avenue as well as helping fish populations. (File photo)

Society wants North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment property returned to wetlands

Advocates state regular flooding would be mitigated, and salmon conservation assisted

The Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society said returning the site at 6060 Canada Ave., where the RCMP detachment is currently located, to wetlands would do much to mitigate the regular flooding on Canada Avenue as well as helping fish populations. (File photo)
Jody Anderson has been missing since Dec. 22 (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe; man remains missing from Lake Cowichan

Cory Harrington last seen on Dec. 11; Jody Anderson missing since Dec. 22

Jody Anderson has been missing since Dec. 22 (Submitted photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said it’s often up to the discretion of the municipality’s bylaw officers to determine whether a property is a nuisance. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said it’s often up to the discretion of the municipality’s bylaw officers to determine whether a property is a nuisance. (File photo)
Steve Elkiw, owner of Jerry’s Cannabis in Ladysmith, plans to open another location in Lake Cowichan after Christmas. (File photo)

Business notes: Jerry’s Cannabis to open in Lake Cowichan

What’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

Steve Elkiw, owner of Jerry’s Cannabis in Ladysmith, plans to open another location in Lake Cowichan after Christmas. (File photo)
Amanda Vance, executive director of the DDBIA, stands in front of Station Street Common at the opening of the food court last summer. (File photo)

Open food court may return to downtown Duncan next summer

DDBIA in discussions with City of Duncan

Amanda Vance, executive director of the DDBIA, stands in front of Station Street Common at the opening of the food court last summer. (File photo)
More than 300 concerned citizens marched through the streets of Duncan in September to voice their opposition to the location of Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre. (File photo)

North Cowichan asked to officially object to location of wellness centre

Group continues efforts to change location from York Road

More than 300 concerned citizens marched through the streets of Duncan in September to voice their opposition to the location of Island Health’s new Wellness and Recovery Centre. (File photo)
Wayne Newton (left), the mechanics teacher at Cowichan Secondary School, stands with Grade 12 student Mya Rosenlind in front of the $2,500 worth of tools and equipment that were bought through a fundraiser organized by Rosenlind. (Submitted photo)

Students and community step up to help supply Cowichan Secondary mechanics class

About $2,500 raised for tools at Cowichan Secondary School

Wayne Newton (left), the mechanics teacher at Cowichan Secondary School, stands with Grade 12 student Mya Rosenlind in front of the $2,500 worth of tools and equipment that were bought through a fundraiser organized by Rosenlind. (Submitted photo)
The $10-million Cowichan Hospice House was officially opened on Dec. 22. (File photo)

Cowichan Hospice House officially opens

10-bed facility cost $10 million to build

The $10-million Cowichan Hospice House was officially opened on Dec. 22. (File photo)
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off near homes in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Tribes, which currently operates two Costa Canna cannabis retail outlets in the Valley along with its partners, has entered into a one-year agreement with the province to grow cannabis as well as sell it. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes, which currently operates two Costa Canna cannabis retail outlets in the Valley along with its partners, has entered into a one-year agreement with the province to grow cannabis as well as sell it. (File photo)
Lon Wood, a neighbour of the trail head and parking lot of the Mount Tzouhalem trail system, hopes the Municipality of North Cowichan will deal with the growing problems related to the park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lon Wood, a neighbour of the trail head and parking lot of the Mount Tzouhalem trail system, hopes the Municipality of North Cowichan will deal with the growing problems related to the park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Rose Harry had a hard time making her way along Duncan's downtown streets Monday morning as the region faces a snow and wind warning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Thousands without power as snow blankets Cowichan

Up to 15 cm of snow expected, and wind gusts of up to 90 km/h

Rose Harry had a hard time making her way along Duncan's downtown streets Monday morning as the region faces a snow and wind warning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
See Today's Home for all your real estate needs. (Graphic)

Black Press offers new digital service to realtors

Today’s Home launches in Valley in February

See Today's Home for all your real estate needs. (Graphic)
The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)

Cowichan pantomime production postponed until late January

‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ was scheduled for late December

The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)