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Marsha Todd, the owner of Unique Home Health Care at 121 Station St., says the subsided sidewalk in front of her business is a tripping hazard for pedestrians. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Marsha Todd, the owner of Unique Home Health Care at 121 Station St., says the subsided sidewalk in front of her business is a tripping hazard for pedestrians. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will only have seven days of normal operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during November. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus will only have seven days of normal operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during November. (Photo by Don Bodger)
There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide last November saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Still no word on when Duncan’s Allenby Road will reopen

Road was closed last November after landslide

There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide last November saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
After some cloak-and-dagger proceedings, the province of British Columbia puchased Canada’s first two submarines, CC1 (on the left) and CC2, as added protection for its coastal cities of Vancouver and Victoria at the start of the Great War. (Library and Archives Canada photo)

Special First World War exhibit at museum in Duncan

World War I: Remembering What We Lost and What We Achieved

  • Oct 31, 2022
After some cloak-and-dagger proceedings, the province of British Columbia puchased Canada’s first two submarines, CC1 (on the left) and CC2, as added protection for its coastal cities of Vancouver and Victoria at the start of the Great War. (Library and Archives Canada photo)
Police vehicle outside the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Updated – Woman fine after fall in dumbwaiter lift at Chemainus Thrift Shop

WorkSafeBC looking into the incident to make recommendations

Police vehicle outside the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Julie Scurr, Chamber president. (Citizen file photo)

Ongoing labour shortage expected to continue, says Cowichan chamber president

Julie Scurr said situation the result of a perfect storm of causes

Julie Scurr, Chamber president. (Citizen file photo)
A video about peer-assisted care teams is shown during a presentation at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Mental health and substance-use solutions pitched at Vancouver Island summit

Preventative actions, correctional release support, industry-focused resources discussed

A video about peer-assisted care teams is shown during a presentation at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s State of the Island Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
Oliver Blair Finlayson, an 11-year-old Grade 4 student at Lake Cowichan School who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, sits in his wheelchair in front of the playground equipment at Lake Cowichan School, which is not accessible to many students with physical challenges. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Mother wants accessible playground equipment installed at Lake Cowichan School

Her son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair

Oliver Blair Finlayson, an 11-year-old Grade 4 student at Lake Cowichan School who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, sits in his wheelchair in front of the playground equipment at Lake Cowichan School, which is not accessible to many students with physical challenges. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mark's clothing store has moved to a new location at Duncan Village Plaza. Pictured is Tammi Kitchen (left), Mark's district manager and store manager Jeannine Gaudreau. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Mark’s moves to new Duncan location

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Mark's clothing store has moved to a new location at Duncan Village Plaza. Pictured is Tammi Kitchen (left), Mark's district manager and store manager Jeannine Gaudreau. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
North Cowichan is asking the province to help the tenants of the Magdalena apartment building who are expected to be evicted from the structurally deficient building sometime in the spring of 2023. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan is asking the province to help the tenants of the Magdalena apartment building who are expected to be evicted from the structurally deficient building sometime in the spring of 2023. (Citizen file)
The power is out for approximately 1,300 BC Hydro customers in the Shawnigan Lake/Malahat area as of Thursday morning. (Screen shot)
The power is out for approximately 1,300 BC Hydro customers in the Shawnigan Lake/Malahat area as of Thursday morning. (Screen shot)
B.C.’s Electoral Boundaries Commission is recommending significant changes to the boundaries of the Cowichan Valley riding. Shown is the proposed new riding, which would lose Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay and Cobble Hill to the south, but gain Chemainus in the north. (Electoral Boundaries Commission map)

Major changes proposed for Cowichan Valley’s electoral boundaries

Recommendations a response to growing population on Island

B.C.’s Electoral Boundaries Commission is recommending significant changes to the boundaries of the Cowichan Valley riding. Shown is the proposed new riding, which would lose Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay and Cobble Hill to the south, but gain Chemainus in the north. (Electoral Boundaries Commission map)
Flt Corp Hayden Hart, Flt Corp Trevin Buckland, Flt Cpl Alex Carnegie, and Flt Sgt Fraser Willmott of the 744 Cowichan Squadron Air Cadets salute after placing a cross at a veteran’s grave at Mountain View Cemetery several years ago. (Citizen file)

Crosses to be placed at Cowichan Valley cemeteries to remember veterans

A Cowichan Valley tradition since the early 1950s

  • Oct 26, 2022
Flt Corp Hayden Hart, Flt Corp Trevin Buckland, Flt Cpl Alex Carnegie, and Flt Sgt Fraser Willmott of the 744 Cowichan Squadron Air Cadets salute after placing a cross at a veteran’s grave at Mountain View Cemetery several years ago. (Citizen file)
Police seize guns and drugs at Duncan property. (Citizen file photo)

Police seize drugs, guns at Duncan property

One man taken into custody

  • Oct 26, 2022
Police seize guns and drugs at Duncan property. (Citizen file photo)
CVRD to temporarily add Saturdays to its curbside collection schedule after major mechanical breakdowns in its fleet. (Citizen file photo)

CVRD adds Saturday to curbside collection schedule

District’s truck fleet experiencing mechanical issues

  • Oct 26, 2022
CVRD to temporarily add Saturdays to its curbside collection schedule after major mechanical breakdowns in its fleet. (Citizen file photo)
Dennis Comeau, general manager of Duncan-based Top Shelf Feeds, is pleased the Seaspan strike is over. (Submitted photo)
Dennis Comeau, general manager of Duncan-based Top Shelf Feeds, is pleased the Seaspan strike is over. (Submitted photo)
Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)