Cowichan Valley Regional District

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders win two in a row

Eric Stinson potted his fourth and fifth goals of the season

 

Lynne Smith has her sights set on a second term as Area G director. (Photo submitted)

Smith making bid for reelection as Area G director

First term marked by COVID, extensive work on harmonizing electoral area community plans

 

Sign that greeted residents upon entry into the Crofton Community Centre last Wednesday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mapping of Chemainus River floodplain to aid in future flooding risks

Magnitude and complexity of the problem clear, but there’s no quick and easy solution

Sign that greeted residents upon entry into the Crofton Community Centre last Wednesday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Curtis Peck and Tom Boyles (another long time member), are shown holding a picture of the original fire engine and it crew taken approx 1963, both men are in the picture. (Charlie Brown photo)

Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue celebrates 75 years

Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue celebrates 75 years in service this year and…

Curtis Peck and Tom Boyles (another long time member), are shown holding a picture of the original fire engine and it crew taken approx 1963, both men are in the picture. (Charlie Brown photo)
Bings Creek is the site of a pop-up donation drop pilot program spearheaded by the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island hopes to divert usable building materials and home decor away from the garbage and into the hands of builders. (Citizen file)

CVRD and Habitat for Humanity team up to divert waste

Pilot project a step toward zero waste

Bings Creek is the site of a pop-up donation drop pilot program spearheaded by the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island hopes to divert usable building materials and home decor away from the garbage and into the hands of builders. (Citizen file)
Flooded Chemainus River over Westholme Road in November of 2021. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Flood mapping of Chemainus River watershed underway

Managing future flooding the objective

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Flooded Chemainus River over Westholme Road in November of 2021. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair study guides development in areas that may be subjected to natural hazards

Abundant landslide activity in the past factoring into future decisions

Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair study guides development in areas that may be subjected to natural hazards

Abundant landslide activity in the past factoring into future decisions

Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Members of the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative donated $5,000 to each of the Cowichan Lake area fire halls’ fire chiefs on June 3 to thank them for their service. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Members of the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative donated $5,000 to each of the Cowichan Lake area fire halls’ fire chiefs on June 3 to thank them for their service. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Laurie Milton was out looking for wildlife to photograph when she came across a Giant Pacific octopus. (Laurie Milton photo)

Island shutterbug gets surprise close-up look at giant octopus on Cowichan beach

Giant Pacific octopus one of the largest species in the world

Laurie Milton was out looking for wildlife to photograph when she came across a Giant Pacific octopus. (Laurie Milton photo)
The Cowichan Bay fire hall was built in 1977 and no longer complies with building codes. (Cowichan Bay Improvement District photo)
The Cowichan Bay fire hall was built in 1977 and no longer complies with building codes. (Cowichan Bay Improvement District photo)
The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Teams rally after permit for Saltair ball field use denied

Final pitch made to the CVRD board before official decision reached

The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
This stolen 2018 Ford F550 with a BC Licence Plate of PH6784 has a Rental Zip logo on the doors. (RCMP Handout)

Distinctive truck stolen from Cobble Hill makes a pit-stop at Millstream McDonald’s

Police asking Millstream area businesses to review surveillance footage

This stolen 2018 Ford F550 with a BC Licence Plate of PH6784 has a Rental Zip logo on the doors. (RCMP Handout)
The area around the Meadow Glen Apartments and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment dealt with significant flooding in mid November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The area around the Meadow Glen Apartments and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment dealt with significant flooding in mid November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads in Duncan on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Cowichan flood update: Evacuation order for Allenby Road campground rescinded

Recovery efforts underway, with waters receding in most areas

A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads in Duncan on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)
David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)
The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Burst pipe shutters Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters

‘Significant’ water damage to at least two floors

The CVRD’s main office was closed Monday after flooding damaged multiple floors. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)

Extensive vandalism at Cowichan’s Spectacle Lake Park

Picnic table cut, beer bottles smashed, sign shot with BBs

Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)