Robert Barron

Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Elderly man found safe after getting stuck for 14 hours on Cowichan Lake logging road

RCMP, Cowichan Search & Rescue, lead search in Skutz Falls area

Rescuers from Cowichan Search and Rescue used ATV’s to help search for a man found stuck on a logging road near Skutz Falls last weekend. (Submitted photo)
The Downtown Duncan BIA had this 12-foot Christmas bulb assembled in Duncan's City Square as part of its modified Christmas kick-off celebrations this year. (Amanda Vance photo)

Business notes: Downtown Duncan BIA kicking off Christmas differently this year

Find out what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

The Downtown Duncan BIA had this 12-foot Christmas bulb assembled in Duncan's City Square as part of its modified Christmas kick-off celebrations this year. (Amanda Vance photo)
North Cowichan councillor Christopher Justice wants to see rare habitats protected in the municipality. (File photo)

North Cowichan wants rare ecosystems to be a priority in OCP

But some council members want public input into decision

North Cowichan councillor Christopher Justice wants to see rare habitats protected in the municipality. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes’ artist Darrell Thorne (left) and Phil Kent, chairman of the Island Corridor Foundation, hold Thorne’s first-place winning design in the ICF’s First Nations artist competition. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes’ Darrell Thorne wins ICF art competition

Artists designed perspectives on passenger trains of the future

Cowichan Tribes’ artist Darrell Thorne (left) and Phil Kent, chairman of the Island Corridor Foundation, hold Thorne’s first-place winning design in the ICF’s First Nations artist competition. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples encourages groups and organizations in the city to take advantage of Duncan’s DOVID-19 grants program. (File photo)

Still lots of money left in Duncan’s COVID-19 grant program

Council has approved just three applications so far

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples encourages groups and organizations in the city to take advantage of Duncan’s DOVID-19 grants program. (File photo)
A picture of Bug before the attack by the dogs on Nov. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Three dogs almost kill cat in Miller Road area near Duncan

Efforts to catch the canines unsuccessful so far

A picture of Bug before the attack by the dogs on Nov. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Group wants to start a pilot program for regenerative farms in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Group looks to North Cowichan for farmland

Land could also be used for affordable housing

Group wants to start a pilot program for regenerative farms in North Cowichan. (File photo)
The CVRD will reconsider its policies on fireworks after receiving complaints. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Regional District considers options for fireworks after receiving complaints

Distict only allows fireworks on Halloween and New Year’s Eve, with a permit

The CVRD will reconsider its policies on fireworks after receiving complaints. (File photo)
Santa will be in Honeymoon Bay on Dec. 13. (File photo)

Santa to visit Honeymoon Bay on Dec. 13

Families must call ahead due to pandemic

Santa will be in Honeymoon Bay on Dec. 13. (File photo)
The Little Corner Sandwich Shop in Cobble Hill is opening a second location in Duncan in January. Pictured are owners Clayton Frost and Chris Jameson at the Cobble Hill location. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Little Corner Sandwich Shop coming to Duncan

Cobble Hill business expanding woth second location

The Little Corner Sandwich Shop in Cobble Hill is opening a second location in Duncan in January. Pictured are owners Clayton Frost and Chris Jameson at the Cobble Hill location. (Submitted photo)
The Municipality of North Cowichan wants to replace the aging Crofton fire hall. (File photo)

New $3.8-million fire hall considered for Crofton

North Cowichan will have to seek electoral assent for project

The Municipality of North Cowichan wants to replace the aging Crofton fire hall. (File photo)
Some parents are concerned with the plans of the Cowichan Valley school district to drop one of its distance-learning options. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley parents upset with loss of remote learning program

School district says program being redesigned

Some parents are concerned with the plans of the Cowichan Valley school district to drop one of its distance-learning options. (File photo)
North Cowichan is holding a survey on the various physical features that collectively contribute to the character of the municipality as part of its review of the official community plan. (File photo)

Survey: which parks, buildings and landscapes are vital to the community?

Information to be used as part of OCP review

North Cowichan is holding a survey on the various physical features that collectively contribute to the character of the municipality as part of its review of the official community plan. (File photo)
Picture of two swans leaving the Cowichan estuary moments before one was shot out of the sky. (Submitted photo)

Petition to stop hunting in Cowichan estuary after swan shot

Hunters blame shooting on illegal poachers

Picture of two swans leaving the Cowichan estuary moments before one was shot out of the sky. (Submitted photo)
Volunteer Suzanne Anderson rings her bell at the Christmas kettle at Thrifty Foods on Nov. 20. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Volunteers needed for annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in Cowichan

Money used for Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper Program

Volunteer Suzanne Anderson rings her bell at the Christmas kettle at Thrifty Foods on Nov. 20. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone has been re-elected as chairman of the board at the CVRD. (File photo)

Aaron Stone re-elected as chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Blaise Salmon, director for Mill Bay/Malahat, elected as new vice-chairman

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone has been re-elected as chairman of the board at the CVRD. (File photo)
North Cowichan strengthens some COVID-19 safety protocols, and introduces new ones, as the pandemic enters ts second phase. (File photo)

Local governments in Valley bring in new COVID rules

Municipalities reacting to new public health orders

North Cowichan strengthens some COVID-19 safety protocols, and introduces new ones, as the pandemic enters ts second phase. (File photo)
Search and rescue crews from all over Vancouver Island responded to calls to assist with the search for a 19 year-old man with medical issues who got lost on trails in the south end of Duncan on Nov. 21. The man was found Sunday morning and taken to hospital for assessment. (Submitted photo)

Duncan man rescued after getting lost on local trails

19-year-old taken to hospital for assessment

Search and rescue crews from all over Vancouver Island responded to calls to assist with the search for a 19 year-old man with medical issues who got lost on trails in the south end of Duncan on Nov. 21. The man was found Sunday morning and taken to hospital for assessment. (Submitted photo)
The first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit when it was under construction. The Municipality of North Cowichan denied the VIMC a development permit for phase two of the project. That decision was quashed by the courts. (File photo)
The first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit when it was under construction. The Municipality of North Cowichan denied the VIMC a development permit for phase two of the project. That decision was quashed by the courts. (File photo)
An all-in-one web based virtual queuing, people counting, and contact tracing solution is now available to Cowichan businesses at a subsidized cost. (Submitted)
An all-in-one web based virtual queuing, people counting, and contact tracing solution is now available to Cowichan businesses at a subsidized cost. (Submitted)