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With water levels at extremely high levels in Cowichan Lake, Catalyst Crofton has increased water flow rates at its weir on the Cowichan River. (Gazette file photo)

Water levels in Cowichan Lake exceptionally high

Catalyst Crofton has increased flow rates at the weir

With water levels at extremely high levels in Cowichan Lake, Catalyst Crofton has increased water flow rates at its weir on the Cowichan River. (Gazette file photo)
B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Duncan connector bus ridership doubles since launch

B.C. Transit says it expects numbers to grow even more with VIU classes now back in session

B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)
Annabelle Faustino of the 4H Club sits with her project at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Annabelle Faustino of the 4H Club sits with her project at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 through 23 (Courtesy of Emcon Services)

Malahat section to see overnight work starting Wednesday

Southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted

The southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 through 23 (Courtesy of Emcon Services)
Joseph Enslow is running for North Cowichan council. (Submitted)

Joseph Enslow shares ideas as he seeks council seat in North Cowichan

There are total of 15 candidiates for North Cowichan’s council

Joseph Enslow is running for North Cowichan council. (Submitted)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
Christopher Shaw is running for a seat at North Cowichan’s council table. (Submitted photo)
Christopher Shaw is running for a seat at North Cowichan’s council table. (Submitted photo)
Mountainview Cemetery is expanding and North Cowichan is looking for input from the public on what people want to see there. (Courtesy of North Cowichan)
Mountainview Cemetery is expanding and North Cowichan is looking for input from the public on what people want to see there. (Courtesy of North Cowichan)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
David Slade is running for Electoral Area C (Cobble Hill) in municipal elections. (Submitted photo)
David Slade is running for Electoral Area C (Cobble Hill) in municipal elections. (Submitted photo)
Chris Istace is seeking a seat on North Cowichan's council in the upcoming municipal elections. (Submitted photo)

Chris Istace running for North Cowichan’s council

15 people running for six seats in municipality

Chris Istace is seeking a seat on North Cowichan's council in the upcoming municipal elections. (Submitted photo)
Jeff Ross, owner of the Gold Silver Guy location on Station Street in Duncan, stands next to the front window that was smashed with a rock during a break in on Sept. 19. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jeff Ross, owner of the Gold Silver Guy location on Station Street in Duncan, stands next to the front window that was smashed with a rock during a break in on Sept. 19. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A real wedding in the desert rather than in their living room has given Ashley and Alexander Meyer a new lease on life after his cancer has gone into remission. (Photo by Sheila Drakeley)

Concern for others the primary focus now after cancer-free designation

Alexander Meyer’s dedication leads to paramedic course in Port Alberni

A real wedding in the desert rather than in their living room has given Ashley and Alexander Meyer a new lease on life after his cancer has gone into remission. (Photo by Sheila Drakeley)
Debra Toporowski is running for re-election to North Cowichan council. (Submitted photo)
Debra Toporowski is running for re-election to North Cowichan council. (Submitted photo)
Charles Borg is running for North Cowichan council. (Submitted)
Charles Borg is running for North Cowichan council. (Submitted)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
Kerkhoff Construction is proposing to build a comprehensive housing complex at the north end of Paddle Road. (Graphic courtesy of North Cowichan)

Major North Cowichan housing development on Paddle Road moves forward

North Cowichan council gives project second and third reading

Kerkhoff Construction is proposing to build a comprehensive housing complex at the north end of Paddle Road. (Graphic courtesy of North Cowichan)
Duncan councillor Carol Newington running for re-election. (Submitted photo)
Duncan councillor Carol Newington running for re-election. (Submitted photo)
Duncan councillor Bob Brooke running for re-election. (Submitted photo)

Duncan city councillor Bob Brooke running for re-election

There are nine candidates for the six city council seats

Duncan councillor Bob Brooke running for re-election. (Submitted photo)
Suzanne Fortin, formerly of Duncan, is receiving the prestigious Carnegie Medal for rescuing a man from his burning mobile home last year. (Courtesy of Carnegie Institute)

Former Duncan resident receives Carnegie Medal for rescuing man from burning mobile home

Suzanne Fortin just one of 17 recipients from across North America

Suzanne Fortin, formerly of Duncan, is receiving the prestigious Carnegie Medal for rescuing a man from his burning mobile home last year. (Courtesy of Carnegie Institute)