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A pothole. (File)

Potholes a pain in the pocketbook for Cowichan drivers

Most winter fixes are temporary, Emcon says

 

Bellybutton Hedgehog, hydrum umbilicatum (Photo: Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum bringing mushroom exhibit to Duncan

More than 3,400 known species in the province

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

A witness photo shows a man walking away from the Cowichan Tribes Daycare with a wooden canoe. (RCMP Handout)

Thief enters Cowichan Tribes daycare property, walks away with children’s canoe

“Crimes such as these can only be solved with the help of our community…”

A witness photo shows a man walking away from the Cowichan Tribes Daycare with a wooden canoe. (RCMP Handout)
Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes votes to reclaim the right to educate its children

First Nation one of 13 negotiating with the federal government since 2006

Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Vancouver Island’s largest First Nation votes to reclaim the right to educate its children

Cowichan Tribes one of 13 negotiating with the federal government since 2006

Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Candace Spilsbury, chair of the Cowichan Valley School District. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley students back to school

Few tangible changes to school COVID safety protocols after extra week off

Candace Spilsbury, chair of the Cowichan Valley School District. (File photo)
Youth enjoy the snowfall in late December and are out of school again on Jan. 6 to enjoy it some more. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Youth enjoy the snowfall in late December and are out of school again on Jan. 6 to enjoy it some more. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
New Years baby, Lowen Thornton-Clark, was born at 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and weighed in at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and was 50 cm (19.7 inches) long(Submitted by Ryan Clark)

New Year’s baby delivers New Year’s baby of her own

Mother Kristina Thornton was a new years baby, too

New Years baby, Lowen Thornton-Clark, was born at 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 2 and weighed in at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and was 50 cm (19.7 inches) long(Submitted by Ryan Clark)
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area in November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Year in Review: Cowichan weather saw all kinds of extremes in 2021

From heatwaves to flooding, the climate changed before our eyes

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents of the Meadow Glen Apartments to higher ground due to flooding in the Duncan area in November. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Lions Club members holding a tree ready for chipping. (Submitted by Jennifer Vasarhely )
Lions Club members holding a tree ready for chipping. (Submitted by Jennifer Vasarhely )
Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Firefighters minimize interior damage as Duncan area tire store goes up in flames

Crews from six fire halls called out just before 4 a.m.

Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: UPDATE: Fire at OK Tire thought to be caused by person trying to get warm

Crews from six fire halls called out just before 4 a.m.

Fire tore into the OK Tire on Norcross Road in North Cowichan early Sunday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP stock. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
RCMP stock. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
Police are looking for information about this possible suspect in a Nov. 26 arson incident. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

RCMP seeking info about suspect in Duncan arson incident

Suspect was caught on video setting fire in recycling bin on Nov. 26

Police are looking for information about this possible suspect in a Nov. 26 arson incident. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Sept. 20, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Sept. 20, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students at the high school on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that debuted in the fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

2021 Sports Year in Review

This year had everything from Olympic gold to perfect games

MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students at the high school on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that debuted in the fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required for staff at the Cowichan Valley School District. (File photo)

No vaccine mandate for Cowichan School District staff

Board of Education leaves itself an option to reconsider

COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required for staff at the Cowichan Valley School District. (File photo)
The Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan’s core is plowed but travel is not advised. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Snow accumulating, travel not advised

Drive BC and Environment Canada have issued Boxing Day weather advisories

The Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan’s core is plowed but travel is not advised. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)