Robert Barron

Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)
Cowichan District Hospital. (Citizen file)
The owners of the VIMC said they don’t feel victorious after their court win over North Cowichan. (File photo)

Motorsport owners don’t feel they won a victory over North Cowichan

Lawyer says GAIN Group always wanted productive relationship with municipality

The owners of the VIMC said they don’t feel victorious after their court win over North Cowichan. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes speaks out against freighter anchorages along the local coastline. 
(File photo)

Cowichan Tribes against anchorage of freighter vessels in local waters

MP Alistair MacGregor introduced bill on issue last month

Cowichan Tribes speaks out against freighter anchorages along the local coastline. 
(File photo)
Those looking for shelter at Warmland House may soon find that option limited as Warmland cuts capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Warmland House in Duncan cutting back on shelter beds due to COVID

Decision a safety precaution during pandemic

Those looking for shelter at Warmland House may soon find that option limited as Warmland cuts capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Part of the $24.2 million in federal funding to help the Cowichan watershed will be used to help pay for the new weir on Cowichan Lake. (File photo)

Feds pledge funding for weir at Cowichan Lake, watershed

Minister Catherine McKenna announced $24.2 million in funding last week

Part of the $24.2 million in federal funding to help the Cowichan watershed will be used to help pay for the new weir on Cowichan Lake. (File photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/DUNCAN RCMP detachment, said calls for service have been down during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP report calls for service down due to pandemic

But sex offences, arsons and drug offences are up

Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/DUNCAN RCMP detachment, said calls for service have been down during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
A four-storey mixed residential/commercial building is being proposed for this corner on Garden Street and Queens Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Developer asked to address parking issues for downtown Duncan project

Proposed development would see four-storey mixed residential and commercial building

A four-storey mixed residential/commercial building is being proposed for this corner on Garden Street and Queens Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The popular Santa parade in Lake Cowichan is cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still lots of festive activities in town this year. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan Santa parade cancelled, but Light Up Contest a go

But chamber of commerce keeps festive spirit alive

The popular Santa parade in Lake Cowichan is cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still lots of festive activities in town this year. (File photo)
The Cowichan Duncan Chamber of Commerce is working to come up with a new funding formula for the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre on Drinkwater Road. (File photo)
The Cowichan Duncan Chamber of Commerce is working to come up with a new funding formula for the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre on Drinkwater Road. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan is asking its residents if they are in favour of allowing backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan considers allowing backyard chickens

Residents asked to take part in poll on issue

The Town of Lake Cowichan is asking its residents if they are in favour of allowing backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
This 2012 Mercedes Benz Roadster is for sale at Dicovery Honda for $29,995, with all proceeds going to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. Pictured with the car is Greg Van Es, general manager of Discovery Honda. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Discovery Honda helps hospital foundation with fundraiser

What’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

This 2012 Mercedes Benz Roadster is for sale at Dicovery Honda for $29,995, with all proceeds going to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. Pictured with the car is Greg Van Es, general manager of Discovery Honda. (Submitted photo)
Drew Cooper, director of operations at the Cowichan Sportsplex, said the new field house at the facility could be ready for use in September. (File photo)

City of Duncan grants $25,000 for new field house

Grant request was denied last year

Drew Cooper, director of operations at the Cowichan Sportsplex, said the new field house at the facility could be ready for use in September. (File photo)
Arlene Robinson, from the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus, has asked North Cowichan council’s assistance with the association’s efforts to have a permanent home. (File photo)

Cowichan Neighbourhood House looking for permanent home

Asks North Cowichan for assistance

Arlene Robinson, from the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus, has asked North Cowichan council’s assistance with the association’s efforts to have a permanent home. (File photo)
The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)

Province says new dock at Arbutus Ridge in Cowichan was never authorized

Retirement community has already removed the $1.5-million dock

The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has announced that the municipality will receive $4.4 million from the province to help cover costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

North Cowichan to receive $4.4 million from province for pandemic relief

Funding to come from COVID-19 Safe Restart Program for local governments

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has announced that the municipality will receive $4.4 million from the province to help cover costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Court quashed the decision last year by North Cowichan to deny the VIMC a permit for its $36-million expansion plans. (File photo)

Court quashes North Cowichan’s decision to deny expansion at VIMC

Municipality ordered to reassess rezoning application

Court quashed the decision last year by North Cowichan to deny the VIMC a permit for its $36-million expansion plans. (File photo)
A competition between father-daughter winemakers, Mark and Robin Holford, at Rocky Creek Winery during the summer saw Mark win by just a few votes. (Katherine Holford Photography)

Business notes: Contest at Cowichan winery draws lots of interest

Thousands vote in father-daughter competition at Rock Creek Winery

A competition between father-daughter winemakers, Mark and Robin Holford, at Rocky Creek Winery during the summer saw Mark win by just a few votes. (Katherine Holford Photography)
More than 1,000 discarded needles were among the debris taken from the Cowichan River during a clean up of a section of the river in October, 2019. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley’s sharps pick-up program expands

Community Action Initiative supplies $49,000 grant

More than 1,000 discarded needles were among the debris taken from the Cowichan River during a clean up of a section of the river in October, 2019. (File photo)
The federal government has announced $24.2 million to help mitigate flooding in the Cowichan watershed after major flooding (pictured) last February caused severe damage to housing and property. (File photo)

Feds pump $24.2 million into flood mitigation efforts in Cowichan watershed

Infrastructure minister makes announcement on Wednesday

The federal government has announced $24.2 million to help mitigate flooding in the Cowichan watershed after major flooding (pictured) last February caused severe damage to housing and property. (File photo)
The City of Duncan is hoping for a grant to help pay for a solar-energy project, similar to the one pictured that GreenCoast installed on the roof of the Hilltop Building in Duncan last year, that is planned for the roof of the Duncan fire hall. (File photo)

City of Duncan wants to put solar panels on fire hall

Application made for grant to help fund project

The City of Duncan is hoping for a grant to help pay for a solar-energy project, similar to the one pictured that GreenCoast installed on the roof of the Hilltop Building in Duncan last year, that is planned for the roof of the Duncan fire hall. (File photo)