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The ‘Kick-start the Bus’ campaign is now underway and aims to raise funds to cover the costs of a new 24-passenger bus for the Child and Family Support program. (Submitted)

Island Ford helps Clements Centre kick-start their bus fundraising campaign

Island Ford is willing to match community donations

The ‘Kick-start the Bus’ campaign is now underway and aims to raise funds to cover the costs of a new 24-passenger bus for the Child and Family Support program. (Submitted)
The 39 Days of July kicked off at noon on Friday June 25 with a set from Chemainus resident Bill Hamilton. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The 39 Days of July kicked off at noon on Friday June 25 with a set from Chemainus resident Bill Hamilton. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Jan Bate is the new executive director at the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society. (Submitted)

New executive director at Cowichan Women Against Violence Society

Jan Bate had been CWAV’s resource development director

Jan Bate is the new executive director at the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society. (Submitted)
Ochiel Audenart receives his May 2021 Student of the Month certificate from Rotary Club of Duncan Past President Mike Taylor, joined on the left by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan and teacher Jeremy Hart, and on the right by Student of the Month coordinator Kim Barnard and Shawnigan Lake Eco Club President Steve Elskens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Rotary Student of the Month keeps older kids in line

As speaker of student parliament, Ochiel Audenart fills big shoes

Ochiel Audenart receives his May 2021 Student of the Month certificate from Rotary Club of Duncan Past President Mike Taylor, joined on the left by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan and teacher Jeremy Hart, and on the right by Student of the Month coordinator Kim Barnard and Shawnigan Lake Eco Club President Steve Elskens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Abid Atrchi, owner Applepress on the Trans Canada Highway in Duncan, wants something done about the ongoing crime in the area after having his window smashed out last weekend. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan Business owner frustrated with ongoing crime

Applepress had its window smashed out in latest incident

Abid Atrchi, owner Applepress on the Trans Canada Highway in Duncan, wants something done about the ongoing crime in the area after having his window smashed out last weekend. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The CCC is turning their Heritage Hall into a cooling shelter during the extreme heat. (Submitted)

Cooling stations to help Cowichan beat the heat

Heatwave predicted to last at least through the weekend

The CCC is turning their Heritage Hall into a cooling shelter during the extreme heat. (Submitted)
From left: Jane James of CanTRA, Andrea Gillies Award for Outstanding Instructor award winner Helgi Sangret, and CTRA’s Jessie Fraser. (Bren Pickel photo)

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding instructor awarded national honour

Helgi Sangret has shown extensive dedication in all aspects of her role

From left: Jane James of CanTRA, Andrea Gillies Award for Outstanding Instructor award winner Helgi Sangret, and CTRA’s Jessie Fraser. (Bren Pickel photo)
Saskia Kelly has been awarded with a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000. (Submitted)

Cowichan students earn prestigious scholarships

Beedie Luminaries program and Duke of Edinburgh Award

Saskia Kelly has been awarded with a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000. (Submitted)
The organizers of the annual 39 days of July festival hope to return to live shows in Charles Hoey Park this year, like in this photo taken in 2019, but they’re waiting until the July 1 public health updates before they make firm plans. (File photo)
The organizers of the annual 39 days of July festival hope to return to live shows in Charles Hoey Park this year, like in this photo taken in 2019, but they’re waiting until the July 1 public health updates before they make firm plans. (File photo)
Cowichan seniors have a new resource. (submitted)

Free Cowichan Seniors program offers social prescriptions

Seniors 60 and over who are at higher risk of frailty due…

Cowichan seniors have a new resource. (submitted)
Motorcyclists in the hundreds depart from Duncan on a South Island ride in honour of the Kamloops 215. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Ride for the Kamloops 215 takes over Trans-Canada Highway

“My family was in residential schools for three generations. On the day…

Motorcyclists in the hundreds depart from Duncan on a South Island ride in honour of the Kamloops 215. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
From left: Thomas Kuecks, David Lane, John Ivison, Denis Berger, Rod Gray, and James Kuecks are Cabin Fever. Catch their performance on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website. (Ashley Foot photo)

A&E column: Music Festival winners, CVAC awards, and Cabin Fever

The latest from the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment community

From left: Thomas Kuecks, David Lane, John Ivison, Denis Berger, Rod Gray, and James Kuecks are Cabin Fever. Catch their performance on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website. (Ashley Foot photo)
BC Green Party leader and Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau introduced a petition to the provincial legislature on Thursday calling for the end of old-growth logging in the province. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley MLA Furstenau introduces old-growth logging petition

BC Green Party calls for the end of old-growth logging as protests in Fairy Creek continue

BC Green Party leader and Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau introduced a petition to the provincial legislature on Thursday calling for the end of old-growth logging in the province. (File photo)
DAVID VAN DEVENTER

Cowichan Citizen and Lake Cowichan Gazette announce new publisher

David van Deventer has been with Black Press Media since 2014

  • Jun 16, 2021
DAVID VAN DEVENTER
Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targeted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)

Cowichan Tribes man worried he was target of trailer hitch

Adrian Sylvester says no one has reported a missing hitch after one nearly hit him

Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targeted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)
Darren Campbell's truck was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch (pictured) on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Cowichan Bay Good Samaritan’s stolen truck recovered

‘Very much appreciated the help from so many people. I hope the very best for all of you’

Darren Campbell's truck was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch (pictured) on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)
Sonia Furstenau, MLA

Proposed Health Professions Act would eliminate barriers, guide regulations

Is your doctor a member of good standing with the BC College…

  • Jun 14, 2021
Sonia Furstenau, MLA
Dr. Lindsay McCunn, a VIU psychology professor, is working with Island Health to survey employees about architectural elements and design features that they associate with work satisfaction, productivity, well-being and more. (Vancouver Island University photo)

CDH staff surveyed on hospital design features

Input to assist in development of the new hospital

Dr. Lindsay McCunn, a VIU psychology professor, is working with Island Health to survey employees about architectural elements and design features that they associate with work satisfaction, productivity, well-being and more. (Vancouver Island University photo)
School is in session for one more month and RCMP are reminding drivers to keep bus riders safe. (Submitted)

RCMP on alert for driver infractions near Cowichan school buses

Every Cowichan Valley School District bus has been outfitted with surveillance cameras

School is in session for one more month and RCMP are reminding drivers to keep bus riders safe. (Submitted)
The body of Thomas Turner was found in the Cowichan River on May 21. (Facebook)

Cowichan River victim’s family looking for help with funds for funeral

Donations can be made to the Norcross Return-It centre

The body of Thomas Turner was found in the Cowichan River on May 21. (Facebook)