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Cobble Hill’s Angelle Fairall won $75,620 on the Lotto Max draw on Dec. 18. (Submitted photo)

Cobble Hill woman wins $75,620 from Lotto Max

Angelle Fairall said she was excited

  • Feb 18, 2021
Cobble Hill’s Angelle Fairall won $75,620 on the Lotto Max draw on Dec. 18. (Submitted photo)
Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Valley woman needs a kidney donation

Paula Charlie hopes a match will be found

Paula Charlie hopes a suitable kidney donor can be found in the community. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jesse McMaster and his dog Keno shortly after Keno was found on Mount Prevost weeks after he went missing. (Submitted photo)
Jesse McMaster and his dog Keno shortly after Keno was found on Mount Prevost weeks after he went missing. (Submitted photo)
The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)

Search continues for Keno, dog lost in Cowichan thought to be in Coombs area

Husky/shepherd cross went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25

The search continues for Keno, the four-year-old husky/shepherd cross that went missing on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25. (File photo)
The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The search continues for Keno, who went missing from trails on Mount Prevost on Jan. 25, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Tribes’ gymnasium at 5574 River Road is now operating as an extreme weather shelter. (Submitted photo)

New extreme weather shelter opens on River Road in Duncan

New facility should relieve some pressure on Warmland House

  • Jan 22, 2021
The Cowichan Tribes’ gymnasium at 5574 River Road is now operating as an extreme weather shelter. (Submitted photo)
Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus couple excited about having the New Year’s baby for the Cowichan Valley

Recent arrivals from Fort Nelson celebrate their girl coming into the world on Jan. 7

Parents Robin Ringer and Wyatt Gilmore with the No. 1 baby of 2021 in the Cowichan Valley. They have yet to decide on a name for her. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Amber Clayton took this shot of Cowichan Lake’s Clayton family out on the Trans Canada Trail. (Amber Clayton photo)

Photos from our Cowichan Valley Citizen readers

Check out these shots from members of the community

Amber Clayton took this shot of Cowichan Lake’s Clayton family out on the Trans Canada Trail. (Amber Clayton photo)
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce held a virtual AGM this year due to the health pandemic. Pictured are the chamber’s executive director Sonja Nagel (left) and president Julie Scurr. (File photo)

Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce holds AGM

Three new members added to the board

  • Dec 27, 2020
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce held a virtual AGM this year due to the health pandemic. Pictured are the chamber’s executive director Sonja Nagel (left) and president Julie Scurr. (File photo)
The $10-million Cowichan Hospice House was officially opened on Dec. 22. (File photo)

Cowichan Hospice House officially opens

10-bed facility cost $10 million to build

The $10-million Cowichan Hospice House was officially opened on Dec. 22. (File photo)
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off near homes in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Tribes have opened an emergency homeless shelter for youth. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes opens youth homeless shelter

The shelter, located on Cowichan Way, will be open until May

  • Dec 22, 2020
Cowichan Tribes have opened an emergency homeless shelter for youth. (File photo)
Joy Sheldon shares a story from her anthology for Christmas. (Submitted)

Christmas Chaos revisited: the attic

The dreaded trip to the attic.

  • Dec 18, 2020
Joy Sheldon shares a story from her anthology for Christmas. (Submitted)
A new campaign is reminding people not to abandon those in their lives due to a diagnosis of dementia. (Submitted)

Don’t abandon friends with dementia

Alzheimer Society of B.C. awareness campaign this fall: “Don’t change. Even if they do.”

  • Dec 18, 2020
A new campaign is reminding people not to abandon those in their lives due to a diagnosis of dementia. (Submitted)
From left, Norm Wills, president of the Mill Bay Community League, Traci Waite CMS Food Bank coordinator, and Shane Ryan, vice president of the Mill Bay Community League and CVRD alternate director for Mill Bay/Malahat. (Submitted)

Mill Bay Community League donates party money to food bank

Many Mill Bay/Malahat residents will avail of this community support

  • Dec 17, 2020
From left, Norm Wills, president of the Mill Bay Community League, Traci Waite CMS Food Bank coordinator, and Shane Ryan, vice president of the Mill Bay Community League and CVRD alternate director for Mill Bay/Malahat. (Submitted)
The Valley’s Mayhanna Haslam is pictured in makeup and a prosthetic design that she has entered into an Orbiiit competition. (Submitted photo)

Aspiring makeup artist from Cowichan needs your vote

Valley’s Mayhanna Haslam needs votes to win contest

The Valley’s Mayhanna Haslam is pictured in makeup and a prosthetic design that she has entered into an Orbiiit competition. (Submitted photo)
The Santa’s Workshop fundraiser being put on by Camosun students on Dec. 5, 2020, will benefit Providence Farm. (Submitted)

Camosun students harness spirit holiday season with Providence Farm fundraiser

The next event, coming up on Dec. 5, is a virtual “Day in Santa’s Workshop”

  • Dec 3, 2020
The Santa’s Workshop fundraiser being put on by Camosun students on Dec. 5, 2020, will benefit Providence Farm. (Submitted)