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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)
A man has been arrested and charged with trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old at a Duncan restaurant. (Citizen file)
A man has been arrested and charged with trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old at a Duncan restaurant. (Citizen file)
A snow warning has been issued for the Malahat. Pictured is snow falling near the Malahat on Nov. 18, 2021. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)

Drivers warned as snow warning issued for the Malahat

Some areas along the roadway expecting 10 cm of snow overnight

A snow warning has been issued for the Malahat. Pictured is snow falling near the Malahat on Nov. 18, 2021. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
Cowichan Tribes Chief Lydia Hwitsum said legislative amendments to the province’s Child, Family and Community Service Act represent a significant step towards reconciliation. (Citizen file photo)

Cowichan Tribes pleased with legislation giving First Nations more say in child and family services

Chief Lydia Hwitsum says it’s a positive step forward

  • Nov 7, 2022
Cowichan Tribes Chief Lydia Hwitsum said legislative amendments to the province’s Child, Family and Community Service Act represent a significant step towards reconciliation. (Citizen file photo)
Snow along the old Island Highway in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Snow in the forecast for areas of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

Snow along the old Island Highway in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Hydro crews, here seen Saturday, continue to restore power across all parts of Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thousands across Vancouver Island still without power Sunday morning

Almost 900 people in southern half of Vancouver Island and more 2,500 in northern half without power

BC Hydro crews, here seen Saturday, continue to restore power across all parts of Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alayna Ross has won a bursary/scholarship from the Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. (Submitted)
Alayna Ross has won a bursary/scholarship from the Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. (Submitted)
The Clements Centre is holding its 15th annual sock drive. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan’s Clements Centre hosts annual sock drive

Campaign in its 15th year

  • Nov 4, 2022
The Clements Centre is holding its 15th annual sock drive. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor will host two town halls on the economy in November. (Citizen file photo)

MP Alistair MacGregor hosting 2 town halls in Cowichan

Both will deal with the economy

  • Nov 4, 2022
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor will host two town halls on the economy in November. (Citizen file photo)
The first Christmas craft fair of the season is on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall. (Submitted by Nadine Reeves)
The first Christmas craft fair of the season is on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall. (Submitted by Nadine Reeves)
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)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)

Islanders brace for rainy November

The gloomiest month of the year is also the wettest

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
A November 2021 snowfall on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)

Snow in the forecast for the Malahat

Environment Canada predicting temperatures dipping below freezing, flurries

A November 2021 snowfall on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
A defaced road sign of a logging truck is seen near the protest site of Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island on Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BC Supreme Court rejects old growth protesters application to combine their cases

Application called for court to join and stay proceedings due to RCMP’s “alleged systemic misconduct”

A defaced road sign of a logging truck is seen near the protest site of Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island on Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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)
The new council consists of mayor Rob Douglas and councillors, from left: Bruce Findlay, Debra Toporowski, Tek Manhas, Christopher Justice, Mike Caljouw and Chris Istace. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The new council consists of mayor Rob Douglas and councillors, from left: Bruce Findlay, Debra Toporowski, Tek Manhas, Christopher Justice, Mike Caljouw and Chris Istace. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Duncan's James Walsh (left) and Abbotsford's Douglas Snitchuk recently won $1 million with Lotto Max. (Submitted)

Friends from Abbotsford and Duncan split $1 million lottery prize

Abbotsford’s Douglas Snitchuk and Duncan’s James Walsh win big on Lotto Max

Duncan's James Walsh (left) and Abbotsford's Douglas Snitchuk recently won $1 million with Lotto Max. (Submitted)
BC Transit and the CVRD are offering free transit for all on Remembrance Day, and veterans and armed forces personnel during Veterans’ Week. (Citizen file photo)
BC Transit and the CVRD are offering free transit for all on Remembrance Day, and veterans and armed forces personnel during Veterans’ Week. (Citizen file photo)