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Duncan’s Joyce Stuart fondly remembers meeting the late Queen Elizabeth II in Penticton in 1971. Stuart is on the left in the picture standing next to her husband Doug who was mayor of the city at the time. Talking to them is the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan senior has fond memories of Queen Elizabeth II

Joyce Stuart met queen in 1971 in Penticton

 

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

 

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)

Kelowna turned ‘upside down’ by Stranger Things stars

The Stranger Things star is from Vancouver

 

Kaila Nunn (right) and her mother Caroline are concerned about Nunn’s daughter Elizabeth being bullied in a local high school. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Mom up in arms over bullying at Cowichan school

Kaila Nunn says daughter bullied at Frances Kelsey School

Kaila Nunn (right) and her mother Caroline are concerned about Nunn’s daughter Elizabeth being bullied in a local high school. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: North Vancouver community gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Gathering, speaking out vital to ensuring Ukrainians aren’t forgotten, says speaker

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Dale Cochrane will be welcoming a youth variety show with open arms to the Chemainus Health Care Centre where he’s the activity coordinator. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Auditions open for teens for new variety show

Teens who love to sing and dance urged to audition

Dale Cochrane will be welcoming a youth variety show with open arms to the Chemainus Health Care Centre where he’s the activity coordinator. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.

BC Chicken marks 60 years with a delicious new contest

Enter your best BC chicken recipe for your chance to win!

  • Jan 31, 2022
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.
The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry petition for improved Crofton-Vesuvius service surpasses 1,500 signatures

Limiting backlogs in each community seen as the benefit to a two-ferry system

The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Transfer of animals from Chemainus sanctuary to Duncan completed in October

A Home for Hooves and foster care accommodate the inhabitants

A Home for Hooves’ Michelle Singleton with pot belly pig Chuck. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The site of the former Crofton Elementary School on Robert Street will eventually be developed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

$1.81 million offer accepted for former Crofton Elementary School site

School district just waiting for the deal to be closed

The site of the former Crofton Elementary School on Robert Street will eventually be developed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Julio Cochoy of Guatemala shows an admiring customer the beautiful beaded hummingbirds crafted by women in his Guatemalan village at a previous Fiesta World Craft Bazaar. The Bazaar is coming to Duncan Nov. 13 and 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fiesta World Craft Bazaar)

Coming up in Cowichan: Craft fairs are back

Christmas Chaos, Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

Julio Cochoy of Guatemala shows an admiring customer the beautiful beaded hummingbirds crafted by women in his Guatemalan village at a previous Fiesta World Craft Bazaar. The Bazaar is coming to Duncan Nov. 13 and 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fiesta World Craft Bazaar)
Douglas William Barker, centre, a former mayor of Duncan, has been posthumously awarded the Korean Peace Medal. (Photo courtesy Jim and Jackie Barker)

Former Duncan mayor posthumously honoured for Korean War service

Ambassador for Peace medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to veterans

  • Nov 10, 2021
Douglas William Barker, centre, a former mayor of Duncan, has been posthumously awarded the Korean Peace Medal. (Photo courtesy Jim and Jackie Barker)
It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizenship the icing on the Canadian cake for Syrian refugee family

New life for Crofton residents continues to emerge with each experience

It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Fall Festival incorporates activities, a familiar race and fundraising

Former Pumpkin Spice Run part of the plan in first major event since COVID

The Adams family kids are embracing fall. That’s Landon, 7, and twins Isla and Mason, 3. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kathy Park holds a bottle of pepper spray that was found by a child in a community park in south Duncan. The child got some of the spray in her eye and had to be treated by a paramedic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kathy Park holds a bottle of pepper spray that was found by a child in a community park in south Duncan. The child got some of the spray in her eye and had to be treated by a paramedic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hof, David Pope, and Danna Lyngard Hadden raised more than $37K for Hospice in 2021. (Submitted)

Cowichan cyclists raise almost $38K for Hospice

Due to COVID-19, the event had to go virtual

Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hof, David Pope, and Danna Lyngard Hadden raised more than $37K for Hospice in 2021. (Submitted)
It’s a sea of humanity on Oak Street in Chemainus for the Penelakut Tribe’s Walk for the Children. (Photo by Don Bodger)

More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut Tribe’s March for the Children

Large crowd supports families with children who never came home from residential schools

It’s a sea of humanity on Oak Street in Chemainus for the Penelakut Tribe’s Walk for the Children. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cim MacDonald plots where some ducks in flight might be added to her mural at the Mount Brenton Golf Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacDonald’s artistry par for the course on Chemainus mural

Green scene the latest addition to the mural project at Mount Brenton Golf Club

Cim MacDonald plots where some ducks in flight might be added to her mural at the Mount Brenton Golf Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Warmland Women’s Support Services Society is offering a free program called ‘Transformation Through Movement’, for self-identified women and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner abuse and/or sexualized violence. (Submitted graphic)

Cowichan program aims to help abuse survivors transform through movement

For self-identified women and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner abuse or sexualized violence

  • Jul 23, 2021
Warmland Women’s Support Services Society is offering a free program called ‘Transformation Through Movement’, for self-identified women and genderqueer survivors of intimate partner abuse and/or sexualized violence. (Submitted graphic)