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Bill Garrett running for a seat on Lake Cowichan’s council. (Submitted photo)

Bill Garrett running for Lake Cowichan council

There are five candidates for four council seats

  • Sep 19, 2022
Bill Garrett running for a seat on Lake Cowichan’s council. (Submitted photo)
Alison Nicholson running for re-election in Electoral Area E. (Submitted photo)
Alison Nicholson running for re-election in Electoral Area E. (Submitted photo)
Darlene Gwynn was last seen by family members on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing Cowichan woman found after search

Police asking for information related to disappearance of 59-year-old Darlene Gwynn

Darlene Gwynn was last seen by family members on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17. (RCMP handout)
A presentation of the Naturalists Society will focus on the western screech owl on Sept. 20, 2022. (Tania Tripp photo)
A presentation of the Naturalists Society will focus on the western screech owl on Sept. 20, 2022. (Tania Tripp photo)
Cowichan ‘Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club members spent the evening of Sept. 1 touring three area gardens. (Submitted by Ginny Saboe)
Cowichan ‘Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club members spent the evening of Sept. 1 touring three area gardens. (Submitted by Ginny Saboe)
North Cowichan’s council is asking the province to regulate rental increases between tenancies. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan asking province to regulate rent increases between tenancies

Some believe significant rent increases add to housing crisis

North Cowichan’s council is asking the province to regulate rental increases between tenancies. (Citizen file photo)
A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
Lakeview Park beach and campground have been closed because bears have been attracted to the area. (Gazette file)

Bear concerns close Lake Cowichan campground, beach

Council closes Lakeview Park area due to safety concerns

Lakeview Park beach and campground have been closed because bears have been attracted to the area. (Gazette file)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for the driver who hit a cyclist in Duncan on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

RCMP looking for driver who hit cyclist in Duncan

Cyclist has non-life-threatening injuries

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for the driver who hit a cyclist in Duncan on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Paul Olthof is running to become director of Area A on the CVRD board. (Submitted photo)
Paul Olthof is running to become director of Area A on the CVRD board. (Submitted photo)
Ian Morrison, CVRD director for Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls. (Citizen file photo)

Rural Cowichan communities need to be included in speculation tax: Morrison

CVRD director for Lake Cowichan South/Skutz Falls said areas face challenges without it

Ian Morrison, CVRD director for Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls. (Citizen file photo)
Chris Wilkinson has begun a new life-coaching venture, called Chris Wilkinson Coaching. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Chris Wilkinson has begun a new life-coaching venture, called Chris Wilkinson Coaching. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Local forest activist and film maker Icel Dobell checks out North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve with a young friend. (Photo courtesy of Icel Dobell)

Find out where North Cowichan candidates stand on forest, advocate says

Icel Dobell just released her latest film on North Cowichan’s community forests

Local forest activist and film maker Icel Dobell checks out North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve with a young friend. (Photo courtesy of Icel Dobell)
The motion by Mike Wilson, the CVRD’s director for Cobble Hill, to have the district apologize to the Taylor family for the angst caused them over the CVRD’s now abandoned efforts to build a parking lot in Taylor Park was passed by the board. (Citizen file)

CVRD to apologize to Taylor family over park issue

District cancelled plan to turn Taylor Park into parking lot

The motion by Mike Wilson, the CVRD’s director for Cobble Hill, to have the district apologize to the Taylor family for the angst caused them over the CVRD’s now abandoned efforts to build a parking lot in Taylor Park was passed by the board. (Citizen file)
Klaus Kuhn is running for re-election in the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Electoral Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek).
Klaus Kuhn is running for re-election in the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Electoral Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek).
The City of Duncan has sent a proposal for a six-storey, 96-unit rental residential development on Ypres Street for further review. (Courtesy of City of Duncan)

City of Duncan wants further review of proposed 6-storey rental project

Neighbours and council members take issue with many aspects of Ypres Street project

The City of Duncan has sent a proposal for a six-storey, 96-unit rental residential development on Ypres Street for further review. (Courtesy of City of Duncan)
North Cowichan councillor Christopher Justice is running for re-election in the municipal elections next month. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan councillor Christopher Justice is running for re-election in the municipal elections next month. (Citizen file photo)
Peter Rusland is running for a seat on North Cowichan council. (Submitted photo)

Peter Rusland seeks seat at North Cowichan’s council table

Six seats up for grabs on council in elections next month

Peter Rusland is running for a seat on North Cowichan council. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Valley crier Ben Buss proclaimed the death of Queen Elizabeth II for the community in Charles Hoey Park on Sept. 13. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley’s crier proclaims death of Queen Elizabeth II

Ben Buss also proclaims ascent to the thrown of King Charles III

Cowichan Valley crier Ben Buss proclaimed the death of Queen Elizabeth II for the community in Charles Hoey Park on Sept. 13. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
John Koury is running for mayor of North Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
John Koury is running for mayor of North Cowichan. (Submitted photo)