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Joe Sawchuk is running for a seat on the City of Duncan’s council. (Submitted photo)

Joe Sawchuk running for a seat in Duncan’s city council

There are nine candidates running for the six council seats

Joe Sawchuk is running for a seat on the City of Duncan’s council. (Submitted photo)
Ken Gray (pictured), a member of the Mill Bay & District Conservation Society, stands next to one of two logjams on Shawnigan Creek that the society’s volunteers removed over the summer. (David Clough photo)

Conservation society clears the way for salmon to reach Shawnigan Creek spawning grounds

Mill Bay & District Conservation Society clears two large logjams in Shawnigan Creek

Ken Gray (pictured), a member of the Mill Bay & District Conservation Society, stands next to one of two logjams on Shawnigan Creek that the society’s volunteers removed over the summer. (David Clough photo)
Bob Day running for re-election as mayor of Lake Cowichan. (Submitted photo)

Bob Day running for re-election as mayor of Lake Cowichan

Town councillor Tim McGonigle only other contender for mayor

Bob Day running for re-election as mayor of Lake Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
Tim McGonigle is running for mayor of Lake Cowichan. (Submitted)

Tim McGonigle running for mayor of Lake Cowichan

Long-time councillor will run against incumbent Bob Day

Tim McGonigle is running for mayor of Lake Cowichan. (Submitted)
Tom Duncan is running for re-election the Duncan city council. (File photo)
Tom Duncan is running for re-election the Duncan city council. (File photo)
VIU’s ElderCollege begins online and in-person classes in September. (File photo)

VIU ElderCollege begins in September

Registration for classes is now open

  • Sep 25, 2022
VIU’s ElderCollege begins online and in-person classes in September. (File photo)
Mark Anderson is running for a seat on Duncan council. (Citizen file)

Mark Anderson running for a council seat in Duncan

There are nine candidates for the six council seats

Mark Anderson is running for a seat on Duncan council. (Citizen file)
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Water restrictions in North Cowichan now at Stage 3. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan moves to Stage 3 water restrictions

Drought rating now at Level 4 on eastern Vancouver Island

  • Sep 23, 2022
Water restrictions in North Cowichan now at Stage 3. (Citizen file photo)
Mike Wilson is running for re-election for the CVRD’s Cobble Hill seat. (Submitted photo)

Mike Wilson looks to be re-elected in Cobble Hill

Wilson faces one challenger to CVRD seat

Mike Wilson is running for re-election for the CVRD’s Cobble Hill seat. (Submitted photo)
Mark Dodd is running to be director for Mill Bay/Malahat on the CVRD board. (Submitted photo)
Mark Dodd is running to be director for Mill Bay/Malahat on the CVRD board. (Submitted photo)
Tim McGonigle, councillor. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan council declines e-bike loans

Forward thinking bylaw not yet required, McGonigle says

Tim McGonigle, councillor. (File photo)
The 0.17 hectare fire north of Youbou is believed to be human caused. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Small wildfire under control north of Youbou

A small forest fire north of Youbou in under control according to…

The 0.17 hectare fire north of Youbou is believed to be human caused. (BC Wildfire Service map)
Kate Segall is running to be the director of Mill Bay/Malahat on the CVRD board. (Submitted photo)
Kate Segall is running to be the director of Mill Bay/Malahat on the CVRD board. (Submitted photo)
J. H. Boyd Primary School was built in 1962. (Carolyn Prellwitz, Cowichan Valley Heritage Society)
J. H. Boyd Primary School was built in 1962. (Carolyn Prellwitz, Cowichan Valley Heritage Society)
Robert Stutzman, co-owner of Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger in Duncan, holds up a pumpkin pie, one of a selection of new Paradise Pies that the restaurants have added to their menus. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Robert Stutzman, co-owner of Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger in Duncan, holds up a pumpkin pie, one of a selection of new Paradise Pies that the restaurants have added to their menus. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
North Cowichan adds additional stage of water restrictions during droughts. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan adds additional stage of water restrictions during droughts

Move intended to align with other water providers in region

  • Sep 22, 2022
North Cowichan adds additional stage of water restrictions during droughts. (Citizen file photo)
Kathleen Code is running for the CVRD director’s seat in Shawnigan Lake. (Submitted photo)
Kathleen Code is running for the CVRD director’s seat in Shawnigan Lake. (Submitted photo)
Duncan’s Joyce Stuart fondly remembers meeting the late Queen Elizabeth II in Penticton in 1971. Stuart is on the left in the picture standing next to her husband Doug who was mayor of the city at the time. Talking to them is the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan senior has fond memories of Queen Elizabeth II

Joyce Stuart met queen in 1971 in Penticton

Duncan’s Joyce Stuart fondly remembers meeting the late Queen Elizabeth II in Penticton in 1971. Stuart is on the left in the picture standing next to her husband Doug who was mayor of the city at the time. Talking to them is the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Adrienne Richards is running for a council seat in North Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
Adrienne Richards is running for a council seat in North Cowichan. (Submitted photo)