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Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley. (Photo submitted)

More families in Nanaimo-North Cowichan benefit from $10-a-day child care

Learn and Laugh Academy approval includes 40 spaces

  • Oct 3, 2022
Aaron Frisby, owner of The Tube Shack, is running for a seat on Lake Cowichan’s council. (Submitted photo)
Aaron Frisby, owner of The Tube Shack, is running for a seat on Lake Cowichan’s council. (Submitted photo)
RCMP officers seize more than 480 grams of dried cannabis and 45 packages of edibles while checking cars in Cowichan Bay on Sept. 24. (RCMP photo)

Police check more than 1,000 vehicles in Cowichan Bay

Dozens of tickets handed out, drugs seized

RCMP officers seize more than 480 grams of dried cannabis and 45 packages of edibles while checking cars in Cowichan Bay on Sept. 24. (RCMP photo)
Janice John-Mitchell is running for school trustee in Cowichan Valley. (Submitted)

Janice John-Mitchell seeks seat on Cowichan Valley school board

There are 19 contenders for seven trustee positions

Janice John-Mitchell is running for school trustee in Cowichan Valley. (Submitted)
Firefighters were called out to a car fire in Crofton on Oct. 2, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Firefighters called to car fire in Crofton

The Crofton fire department responded to a car fire just after 3…

Firefighters were called out to a car fire in Crofton on Oct. 2, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Yet another sad desecration of memorial wreaths

Damage done to commemorative wreaths that were laid at the Cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park

Robert’s column
Serena Winterburn running for a seat on the school board. (Submitted photo)

Serena Winterburn running for school board

There are 19 candidates for seven trustee seats

Serena Winterburn running for a seat on the school board. (Submitted photo)
Patricia Dawn is running for the seat on the Cowichan Valley school district’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)
Patricia Dawn is running for the seat on the Cowichan Valley school district’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)
Jen Elmore is running for a seat on the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
Jen Elmore is running for a seat on the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
Almost 7,000 people participated in the second annual Every Child Matters march in Duncan on Sept. 30, which is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Pictured if the front of the march as people turn from Ingram Street onto Jubilee Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Almost 7,000 take part in Every Child Matters march in Duncan

Sept. 30 was the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Almost 7,000 people participated in the second annual Every Child Matters march in Duncan on Sept. 30, which is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Pictured if the front of the march as people turn from Ingram Street onto Jubilee Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lorna Vomacka is running for re-election to Lake Cowichan council. (Submitted)

Lorna Vomacka seeks third term as Lake Cowichan councillor

Five candidates running for the four seats at council table

Lorna Vomacka is running for re-election to Lake Cowichan council. (Submitted)
BC Hydro has opened an electric-vehicle fast charging site at the Peninsula Co-op located at 1007 Canada Ave. (BC Hydro photo)
BC Hydro has opened an electric-vehicle fast charging site at the Peninsula Co-op located at 1007 Canada Ave. (BC Hydro photo)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
North Cowichan to terminate lease at corridor safety office. (Cowichan file photo)

North Cowichan to terminate lease at corridor safety office

Municipality to look for another site within own jurisdiction

North Cowichan to terminate lease at corridor safety office. (Cowichan file photo)
Laura Interlandi is running for school board in Cowichan. (Submitted)
Laura Interlandi is running for school board in Cowichan. (Submitted)
The three candidates for mayor of North Cowichan, from left: Rob Douglas, John Koury and Rosalie Sawrie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Candidates for North Cowichan mayor and councillors state their case

Any political agendas avoided during Crofton all-candidates meeting

The three candidates for mayor of North Cowichan, from left: Rob Douglas, John Koury and Rosalie Sawrie. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Johanne Kemmler is running for re-election to the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
Johanne Kemmler is running for re-election to the Cowichan Valley school board. (Submitted)
North Cowichan’s senior environment specialist Dr. Dave Preikshot (pictured) said a consultant will determine if aeration is the best means to deal with the blue-green algae problem in Quamichan Lake. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan’s senior environment specialist Dr. Dave Preikshot (pictured) said a consultant will determine if aeration is the best means to deal with the blue-green algae problem in Quamichan Lake. (Citizen file photo)