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Santa will be in Honeymoon Bay on Dec. 13. (File photo)

Santa to visit Honeymoon Bay on Dec. 13

Families must call ahead due to pandemic

Santa will be in Honeymoon Bay on Dec. 13. (File photo)
Pnina Benyamini loved to be around people and people loved her. (Photo submitted)

Many facets to energetic Chemainus woman’s legacy

Benyamini taught yoga, belly dancing and more to an adoring public

Pnina Benyamini loved to be around people and people loved her. (Photo submitted)
Duncan’s Knights of Columbus hand out cheques to a slew of deserving organizations in an online event Nov. 8, 2020. (Submitted)

Duncan Knights of Columbus hand cheques to lucky 13 in virtual event

Another historic first for the Knights was to have two area mayors join the presentation

  • Nov 23, 2020
Duncan’s Knights of Columbus hand out cheques to a slew of deserving organizations in an online event Nov. 8, 2020. (Submitted)
Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)

New mural depicts a love story in the making along Chemainus Road

Artist Friesen and crew complete installation on Violet Wild building

Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)
Arlene Robinson, from the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus, has asked North Cowichan council’s assistance with the association’s efforts to have a permanent home. (File photo)
Arlene Robinson, from the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus, has asked North Cowichan council’s assistance with the association’s efforts to have a permanent home. (File photo)
The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)

Province says new dock at Arbutus Ridge in Cowichan was never authorized

Retirement community has already removed the $1.5-million dock

The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)
Cowichan Family Life Association begins in-person counselling again. (File photo)

Cowichan Family Life Association open for in-person counselling again

2020 marks 50th anniversary of association

  • Nov 7, 2020
Cowichan Family Life Association begins in-person counselling again. (File photo)
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

Cowichan Bay resident wins lottery

Duncan Fairfield wins $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

  • Nov 3, 2020
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49
Celebrate Community Inclusion Month with Paul and the Clements Centre. (Submitted)

Just say ‘Hi’ during Community Inclusion Month

Today and every day Clements Centre celebrates with people including Paul.

  • Oct 31, 2020
Celebrate Community Inclusion Month with Paul and the Clements Centre. (Submitted)
Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour.

Time for a change

Put your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night

Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour.
Staff of Cowichan Lake Community Services. (Submitted)

Community Service Society vital for Lake Cowichan

Dozens of programs and other services offered

Staff of Cowichan Lake Community Services. (Submitted)
Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)

City of Duncan considers applying for grant for Station Street project

New provincial program offers grants of up to $1 million

Potential designs for 85 Station St. were presented last month to the City of Duncan by the Portland-based architecture and planning firm Communitecture. (Courtesy of Communitecture)
The Clements Centre is holding its 12th annual Sock Drive. Pictured is a group from the centre in a recent year encouraging people to donate socks. (File photo)

Clements Centre in Duncan hosts annual Sock Drive

Non-profit hopes to collect 2,020 pairs of new socks this year

The Clements Centre is holding its 12th annual Sock Drive. Pictured is a group from the centre in a recent year encouraging people to donate socks. (File photo)
The Cowichan Lake Community Services Society is renaming its building after its long-time executive director Carol Blatchford. Pictured, from left, are representatives Amanda Sawatzky, Gerry Knox, Colleen Olson and Melaina Patenaude. (Robert Barron/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan’s Carol Blatchford to be honoured in building renaming

Blatchford was executive director of community services society for decades

The Cowichan Lake Community Services Society is renaming its building after its long-time executive director Carol Blatchford. Pictured, from left, are representatives Amanda Sawatzky, Gerry Knox, Colleen Olson and Melaina Patenaude. (Robert Barron/Gazette)
Old Cemeteries Society member Sherry Deptuch helps clean Const. Daniel Mainguy’s gravestone at All Saints’ Cemetery for Police National Memorial Day. (Submitted photo)

Old Cemeteries Society members honour Police National Memorial Day in Cowichan

Mainguy’s 114-year-old white marble tablet had become blackened and encrusted with dirt

  • Oct 12, 2020
Old Cemeteries Society member Sherry Deptuch helps clean Const. Daniel Mainguy’s gravestone at All Saints’ Cemetery for Police National Memorial Day. (Submitted photo)
Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship is launching a GriefShare session. (Submitted)

Mill Bay church launching Freedom Session, GriefShare programs

The Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship has two upcoming programs

  • Oct 11, 2020
Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship is launching a GriefShare session. (Submitted)
The new Youth CAP team in Duncan. (submitted photo)

Youth CAP to provide hands-on learning in Cowichan

The CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch announced a new youth project

  • Oct 5, 2020
The new Youth CAP team in Duncan. (submitted photo)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill

Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill

Sod-turning ceremony for facility held on Sept. 21

Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill
Duncan’s Baker family has a lot of new members after their chocolate Labrador Retriever, Tikka, gave birth to 14 puppies last week. Pictured, from left are Eliana, Bella, Hanna, Isaiah and mother Marrissa with some of the new arrivals. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Duncan’s Baker family has a lot of new members after their chocolate Labrador Retriever, Tikka, gave birth to 14 puppies last week. Pictured, from left are Eliana, Bella, Hanna, Isaiah and mother Marrissa with some of the new arrivals. (Robert Barron/Citizen)