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Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Parts of a Hallmark Christmas series being filmed in downtown Duncan

‘Holidazed’ will be released next year

Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Where Do We Stand group releases new video on North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve. (Submitted photo)
Where Do We Stand group releases new video on North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve. (Submitted photo)
Sponsors and donations are being sought to bring members of the Faris family (pictured), who are refugees living in a camp in Jordan, to the Cowichan Valley. (Submitted photo)
Sponsors and donations are being sought to bring members of the Faris family (pictured), who are refugees living in a camp in Jordan, to the Cowichan Valley. (Submitted photo)
The new board at the Cowichan Valley Regional District was sworn in on Nov. 9, 2022. (CVRD photo)

Ladysmith mayor new chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Stone says directors need to work together

The new board at the Cowichan Valley Regional District was sworn in on Nov. 9, 2022. (CVRD photo)
A concrete pumper truck struck a railway bridge on East Shawnigan Lake Road Monday morning, closing a section of the road. (Emcon Services photo)

Truck strikes railway bridge, closing section of East Shawnigan Lake Road

Traffic detoured through West Shawnigan Lake Road.

A concrete pumper truck struck a railway bridge on East Shawnigan Lake Road Monday morning, closing a section of the road. (Emcon Services photo)
Trees blown unto power lines during windstorms are causing ongoing problems for a number of businesses in Chemainus. (Citizen file photo)

No easy answers for businesses hit by windstorms in Chemainus

Damage to inventory extensive for many during power outages

Trees blown unto power lines during windstorms are causing ongoing problems for a number of businesses in Chemainus. (Citizen file photo)
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Robert Barron column: Worker shortage a real dilemma

“There are simply not enough bodies to do all the jobs out there”

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Nathan Matheson, interim manager of Jim’s Clothes Closet’s new Duncan store, cuts the ribbon at its grand opening on Oct. 29 while, from left, Drew Bradley, CoCo Bezjack, Spencer Nasralla, Laurie Duquette and DDBIA executive director Katherine Divine look on. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Jim’s Clothes Closet opens store in Duncan

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

Nathan Matheson, interim manager of Jim’s Clothes Closet’s new Duncan store, cuts the ribbon at its grand opening on Oct. 29 while, from left, Drew Bradley, CoCo Bezjack, Spencer Nasralla, Laurie Duquette and DDBIA executive director Katherine Divine look on. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Pictured are all the award winners at the 22nd annual Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards that was held on Oct. 29. From left, Andrew Braye (Citizen of the Year); Katie St. Onge, owner Lake Mercantile (Excellence in Customer Service Award); Jocelyn Lundberg on behalf of Kinsmen/Kinette volunteer community service; Gillian Longbottom and Sue Marchant on behalf of The Tube Shack (Business of the Year); Pat Weaver from the Forest Co- Op and Julia Martinusen, from Trail Blazers (Above & Beyond Award). (Lauri Meanley photo)

The Tube Shack takes home 2021 Business of the Year Award in Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce held annual awards banquet on Oct. 29

Pictured are all the award winners at the 22nd annual Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards that was held on Oct. 29. From left, Andrew Braye (Citizen of the Year); Katie St. Onge, owner Lake Mercantile (Excellence in Customer Service Award); Jocelyn Lundberg on behalf of Kinsmen/Kinette volunteer community service; Gillian Longbottom and Sue Marchant on behalf of The Tube Shack (Business of the Year); Pat Weaver from the Forest Co- Op and Julia Martinusen, from Trail Blazers (Above & Beyond Award). (Lauri Meanley photo)
The Vancouver Port Authority is hosting two open houses in the Cowichan Valley on its plans to deal with anchored freighters in the Salish Sea. (Citizen file photo)

Vancouver Port Authority to host public meetings in Cowichan on anchored freighters

VPA looking for input on proposed new management program

The Vancouver Port Authority is hosting two open houses in the Cowichan Valley on its plans to deal with anchored freighters in the Salish Sea. (Citizen file photo)
A home is being sought for this large 360-kilogram Yorkshire pig that was stabbed multiple times near Victoria a week and a half ago. (Photo courtesy of A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary)

Duncan sanctuary looking for home for pig stabbed multiple times

Duncan’s A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary is taking animal in for now

A home is being sought for this large 360-kilogram Yorkshire pig that was stabbed multiple times near Victoria a week and a half ago. (Photo courtesy of A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary)
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will be performed by the Shawnigan Players at the Duncan Showroom Nov. 22 to Dec. 4. Pictured are actors Jacob Dennison and Breann Gallacher who play John and Elizabeth Proctor. (Rien Vesseur photo)

Shawnigan Players bring classic play about witch hunts to Duncan Showroom

Arthur Miller play ‘The Crucible’ an international classic

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will be performed by the Shawnigan Players at the Duncan Showroom Nov. 22 to Dec. 4. Pictured are actors Jacob Dennison and Breann Gallacher who play John and Elizabeth Proctor. (Rien Vesseur photo)
Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles have been trying since 2018 to donate Little Beach on the Cowichan River to the CVRD as parkland, but bureaucratic red tape has delayed the land transfer for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Bureaucratic quagmire stalling gift of Vancouver Island riverfront property

Red tape ties up Little Beach land donation on the Cowichan River for almost 5 years

Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles have been trying since 2018 to donate Little Beach on the Cowichan River to the CVRD as parkland, but bureaucratic red tape has delayed the land transfer for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A new cell tower proposed for Cowichan Bay has raised concerns among many in the community. (File photo)

Proposed cell tower in Cowichan Bay raises concerns

Petition against it has more than 550 signatures

A new cell tower proposed for Cowichan Bay has raised concerns among many in the community. (File photo)
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Robert Barron: Rat hunting was part of school day

Rats began swarming out of there in every direction, including straight at us

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John Gaudreault shows people how efficient kitchens knives from Rhineland Cutlery are at the Cowichan Valley Fall Home Show at Cowichan Exhibition Park last weekend. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Home show important for vendors, home owners

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

John Gaudreault shows people how efficient kitchens knives from Rhineland Cutlery are at the Cowichan Valley Fall Home Show at Cowichan Exhibition Park last weekend. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
More people voted in North Cowichan in the municipal elections on Oct. 15 than in the previous six elections. (Image courtesy ElectionsBC)

North Cowichan saw more ballots cast than in the 6 previous municipal elections

But with growing population, percentage of voters was about the same for most

More people voted in North Cowichan in the municipal elections on Oct. 15 than in the previous six elections. (Image courtesy ElectionsBC)
Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles have been trying since 2018 to donate Little Beach on the Cowichan River to the CVRD as parkland, but bureaucratic red tape has delayed the land transfer for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles have been trying since 2018 to donate Little Beach on the Cowichan River to the CVRD as parkland, but bureaucratic red tape has delayed the land transfer for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Marsha Todd, the owner of Unique Home Health Care at 121 Station St., says the subsided sidewalk in front of her business is a tripping hazard for pedestrians. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Sidewalk cracks raise concerns for Duncan business owner

Marsha Todd said they are a tripping hazard

Marsha Todd, the owner of Unique Home Health Care at 121 Station St., says the subsided sidewalk in front of her business is a tripping hazard for pedestrians. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide last November saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Still no word on when Duncan’s Allenby Road will reopen

Road was closed last November after landslide

There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide last November saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)