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Guy Johnstone, who operates the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery in Cowichan Bay, hopes that an emergency review of new regulations governing the spot prawn industry will see some changes. (File photo)

Feds to conduct emergency review of new prawn fishery regulations

Regulations make the sale of frozen-at-sea spot prawns illegal

Guy Johnstone, who operates the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery in Cowichan Bay, hopes that an emergency review of new regulations governing the spot prawn industry will see some changes. (File photo)
These Douglas fir logs were recently found poached on Stoney Hill in North Cowichan’s forest reserve. (Larry Pynn/sixmountains.ca)
These Douglas fir logs were recently found poached on Stoney Hill in North Cowichan’s forest reserve. (Larry Pynn/sixmountains.ca)
The Cottages on Willow in Chemainus is one of 45 finalists from Vancouver Island in the 14th annual Commercial Building Awards, which are hosted by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. (File photo)
The Cottages on Willow in Chemainus is one of 45 finalists from Vancouver Island in the 14th annual Commercial Building Awards, which are hosted by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. (File photo)
North Cowichan now looking at raising taxes by 2.5 per cent in 2021. (File photo)
North Cowichan now looking at raising taxes by 2.5 per cent in 2021. (File photo)
A couple dozen people gathered outside the Victoria courthouse April 1 to protest the logging of old-growth forests. At the same time, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of logging company Teal Jones, granting an application that will remove Fairy Creek blockades. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Fairy Creek logging blockade group files appeal against injunction

Protestors have prevented logging the Vancouver Island valley since August 2020

A couple dozen people gathered outside the Victoria courthouse April 1 to protest the logging of old-growth forests. At the same time, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of logging company Teal Jones, granting an application that will remove Fairy Creek blockades. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
This chart shows the trends for the hospitalization of children for respiratory diseases in B.C. over the past 20 years. (CVRD graph)

CVRD offers rebates to replace old woodstoves that lead to smoky air

To date, more than 1,100 district residents have upgraded their old woodstoves

  • Apr 29, 2021
This chart shows the trends for the hospitalization of children for respiratory diseases in B.C. over the past 20 years. (CVRD graph)
A Camaro is towed after police were called about a car doing doughnuts in a Victoria park. (Courtesy VicPD)

Camaro impounded after driver ticketed for doing doughnuts in Victoria park

Officers find marks in grass about 30 metres from children in playground

A Camaro is towed after police were called about a car doing doughnuts in a Victoria park. (Courtesy VicPD)
A sneak peak of the mural being created by Grade 2 Discovery School students. (Courtesy Vanessa Tan)
A sneak peak of the mural being created by Grade 2 Discovery School students. (Courtesy Vanessa Tan)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC has cleared the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in the death of a man shortly after he was released from custody in July 2020. (Black Press Media stock photo)

IIO clears North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in July 2020 death

James Williams, 52, had been released from custody hours earlier

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has cleared the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in the death of a man shortly after he was released from custody in July 2020. (Black Press Media stock photo)
After leasing many of the hotel’s rooms for the last year, BC Housing has purchased the Capital City Center Hotel to provide 94 temporary housing spaces for people experiencing homelessness. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Housing buys $25M Victoria hotel, parking lot to continue supportive housing

Capital City Center Hotel to become affordable rental spaces in the future

After leasing many of the hotel’s rooms for the last year, BC Housing has purchased the Capital City Center Hotel to provide 94 temporary housing spaces for people experiencing homelessness. (Black Press Media file photo)
Exterior cameras have been installed on all Cowichan Valley School District buses. (Submitted)
Exterior cameras have been installed on all Cowichan Valley School District buses. (Submitted)
North Cowichan councillor Rod Douglas has filed a successful motion for more street and shade trees in future developments in the municipality. (File photo)

Street trees get backing in North Cowichan

Council wants more trees in new developments

North Cowichan councillor Rod Douglas has filed a successful motion for more street and shade trees in future developments in the municipality. (File photo)
Brenna Barker, a 32-year-old Duncan woman, was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing a man in Langford Sunday morning after the two had only recently met. (Black Press Media file photo)

Duncan woman charged after allegedly stabbing Langford man shortly after they met

West Shore RCMP called to a Langford apartment early Sunday morning

Brenna Barker, a 32-year-old Duncan woman, was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing a man in Langford Sunday morning after the two had only recently met. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Duncan wants to hear from the public before deciding on the future of the cob oven in Centennial Park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

City of Duncan wants to hear from public on cob oven

Centennial Park facility not used in a year

The City of Duncan wants to hear from the public before deciding on the future of the cob oven in Centennial Park. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Green Community is the recipient of another major provincial grant. (Submitted)

Cowichan Green Community nets big grant for Cow-op program

Set to receive a $200,000 Supply Chain Resiliency grant

Cowichan Green Community is the recipient of another major provincial grant. (Submitted)
The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Exhibition to host second annual ‘Un’Fair

COVID conditions prevent traditional fall fair

The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
There are lots of resources for seniors looking for information about COVID-19. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

COVID resources available for seniors

Here is a list of numbers to keep on hand

There are lots of resources for seniors looking for information about COVID-19. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Area I director Klaus Kuhn supports a proposed redevelopment of the Yount School site in Youbou. (Submitted)

Area director Kuhn backs redevelopment of Yount School site

‘I’m in support of whatever possibility there is to develop the school’

Area I director Klaus Kuhn supports a proposed redevelopment of the Yount School site in Youbou. (Submitted)
Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Student’s actions to assist senior after a nasty fall appreciated

Cash rewarded provided for assistance beyond the call of duty in a Chemainus park

Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Grade 9 students at Quamichan School got to be virus detectives recently when Genome B.C.’s Geneskool Education Program visited the Cowichan school. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)

Cowichan students become virus detectives with Genome B.C.

Program even more interesting given the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

Grade 9 students at Quamichan School got to be virus detectives recently when Genome B.C.’s Geneskool Education Program visited the Cowichan school. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)