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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)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is doing consultations on the new official community plan. (File photo)

Have your say on the official community plan for the CVRD

CVRD to hold open houses on OCP for electoral areas

  • Oct 25, 2022
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is doing consultations on the new official community plan. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said street issues around the supportive housing project on Paddle Road are getting better. (Citizen file photo)

Street issues solved around North Cowichan supportive housing project

Peer-clean up program in Padle Road area credited for successes

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said street issues around the supportive housing project on Paddle Road are getting better. (Citizen file photo)
Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Three high-profile court cases adjourned

New dates set for charges against Bennett, Alphonse and Dodd

Three significant cases were adjourned in BC Supreme Court in Duncan Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting near Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests, seizure of 5 dead deer, guns and truck

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Strike notice has been served by PPWC members at the Catalyst Crofton Paper Excellence mill. (Photo by Don Bodger)

PPWC union serves strike notice at Crofton Paper Excellence mill

Members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Strike notice has been served by PPWC members at the Catalyst Crofton Paper Excellence mill. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)
Youbou is renowned for it’s spooky haunted house, but it doesn’t happen without the can-do spirit of volunteers. (Courtesy of the Youbou Community Association)

Haunted house, spooky skate sessions and more coming for Halloween at Cowichan Lake

Witches Paddle available for those who’d prefer to celebrate on the lake; Saywell Park extravaganza

Youbou is renowned for it’s spooky haunted house, but it doesn’t happen without the can-do spirit of volunteers. (Courtesy of the Youbou Community Association)
Alison Nicholson will serve a third term as the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Electoral Area E. (Gazette file photo)
Alison Nicholson will serve a third term as the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Electoral Area E. (Gazette file photo)
Kalli Frissell, one of the owners of The Fort in Duncan, holds a sign advertising that award-winning folk-roots singer and songwriter Maddie Storvold will be playing there on Nov. 7. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kalli Frissell, one of the owners of The Fort in Duncan, holds a sign advertising that award-winning folk-roots singer and songwriter Maddie Storvold will be playing there on Nov. 7. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
(File photo)

$1 million lottery ticket sold in Cowichan

Check your lottery tickets. Someone in Cowichan got lucky on Tuesday night.…

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Derek Descoteau’s mom Brenda Smith and her mom Irene Ellison have put on a brave face through all the court proceedings over 6 1/2 years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Painful details heard of Descoteau murder in Colin John hearing

Testimony determining if accused is not criminally responsible by mental disorder

Derek Descoteau’s mom Brenda Smith and her mom Irene Ellison have put on a brave face through all the court proceedings over 6 1/2 years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police and investigators at the scene of an August 2020 accident that claimed the life of a Ladysmith woman. Steven Roderick Knowles has been charged in relation to the incident. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run, arrested after manhunt, charged

Steven Roderick Knowles charged in accident on Trans-Canada Highway that killed woman

Police and investigators at the scene of an August 2020 accident that claimed the life of a Ladysmith woman. Steven Roderick Knowles has been charged in relation to the incident. (News Bulletin file photo)
Round 2 of the public consultation process to determine the future of North Cowichan’s 5,000-hectare municipal forest reserve is expected to begin in November. (Citizen file photo)

4 options for future of North Cowichan forest reserve

North Cowichan will now begin Round 2 of public consultations

Round 2 of the public consultation process to determine the future of North Cowichan’s 5,000-hectare municipal forest reserve is expected to begin in November. (Citizen file photo)
Josh Handysides, CAO of the Malahat Nation, is defending two development projects proposed by the Malahat Investment Corporation for Bamberton after two citizen groups raised environmental concerns. (Citizen file photo)

Two projects proposed in Bamberton raise environmental concerns

Both proposals are from the Malahat Investment Corporation

Josh Handysides, CAO of the Malahat Nation, is defending two development projects proposed by the Malahat Investment Corporation for Bamberton after two citizen groups raised environmental concerns. (Citizen file photo)
Fireworks permits are not being processed by North Cowichan until the Coastal Fire Service rescinds their current restrictions. (File photo)

No fireworks permits in North Cowichan

Current Coastal Fire Service area restrictions prohibit fireworks

Fireworks permits are not being processed by North Cowichan until the Coastal Fire Service rescinds their current restrictions. (File photo)
Cowichan moves to Stage 4 water restrictions. (Citizen file photo)
Cowichan moves to Stage 4 water restrictions. (Citizen file photo)
Dennis Comeau, general manager of Duncan-based Top Shelf Feeds, fears the strike at Seaspan is hurting Vancouver Island's food supply. (Submitted photo)
Dennis Comeau, general manager of Duncan-based Top Shelf Feeds, fears the strike at Seaspan is hurting Vancouver Island's food supply. (Submitted photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is planning some major safety upgrades at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Shawnigan Lake Road. (Screen shot)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is planning some major safety upgrades at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Shawnigan Lake Road. (Screen shot)