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Flanked by Quamichan School principal Nicole Young (left) and Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard, Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry presents Eilish Young with her certificate. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Civic-minded leader earns Cowichan Valley Student of the Month honours

Quamichan School’s Eilish Young deserving of April award

Flanked by Quamichan School principal Nicole Young (left) and Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard, Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry presents Eilish Young with her certificate. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
This electric school bus is the newest addition to the Cowichan School District’s fleet. (Submitted)

Electric school bus arrives in the Cowichan Valley

Bus will be transporting students to school soon

This electric school bus is the newest addition to the Cowichan School District’s fleet. (Submitted)
Andy Hutchins contributed to the Cowichan Valley in uncountable ways, including as vice chair of KidSport Cowichan for the last 10 years. (Submitted)

Cowichan’s Andy Hutchins mourned by sports community and beyond

Rugby, rowing, football, KidSport, Wall of Fame, Maple Bay FD all touched by community titan

Andy Hutchins contributed to the Cowichan Valley in uncountable ways, including as vice chair of KidSport Cowichan for the last 10 years. (Submitted)
A Shawnigan Lake man was airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, May 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man airlifted to hospital after collision near Youbou

21-year-old Shawnigan Lake man was treated and released

A Shawnigan Lake man was airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, May 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)

UPDATE: Body recovered from Cowichan River in Duncan has been identified

49-year-old man not named, criminality not suspected

RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)
RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)

Body recovered from Cowichan River in Duncan

RCMP and BC Coroners Service working to establish identity and other details

RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)
The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society and Mosaic Forest Management are teaming up to create more trails in the Cowichan Lake area. (File photo)

Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers and Mosaic partner to build new trails

Non-motorized recreational trails to be built on 1,000 hectares of forest land

The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society and Mosaic Forest Management are teaming up to create more trails in the Cowichan Lake area. (File photo)
Leona DeOliveira running around town wearing a fox tail along with a crown she’s made that features the CFOX logo. She’s trying to win the Go Fox Yourself contest. (Submitted)

Cowichan woman hoping to win big while showcasing Cowichan

Vancouver-based radio contest has Leona DeOliveira wearing a crown and fox tail

Leona DeOliveira running around town wearing a fox tail along with a crown she’s made that features the CFOX logo. She’s trying to win the Go Fox Yourself contest. (Submitted)
Gulf Islands artists Marsha Batchelor and Bev Paterson will be exhibiting painting and sculpture in the CVAC gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre May 28 to June 19, 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art, art, art — plus a Read-a-Thon

What’s going on in arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley

Gulf Islands artists Marsha Batchelor and Bev Paterson will be exhibiting painting and sculpture in the CVAC gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre May 28 to June 19, 2021. (Submitted)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Shawnigan RCMP wrap up investigation into ‘suspicious occurrence’

Police and complainant satisfied with explanation

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Mill Bay Thrifty Foods

Employee tested positive, last worked on May 8

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society and Mosaic Forest Management are teaming up to create more trails in the Cowichan Lake area. (File photo)

Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers and Mosaic partner to build new trails

Non-motorized recreational trails to be built on 1,000 hectares of forest land

The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society and Mosaic Forest Management are teaming up to create more trails in the Cowichan Lake area. (File photo)
Madison Holman displays a cat stuffie she received from her school while awaiting surgery at BC Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)

GoFundMe set up for Duncan girl following cancer diagnosis

Madison Holman, 11, was rushed to Vancouver for emergency surgery

Madison Holman displays a cat stuffie she received from her school while awaiting surgery at BC Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)
The MS Society flag flies at Duncan city hall to mark MS Awareness Month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan and CVRD help mark MS Awareness Month

MS Walk scales back, but fundraisers are still vital for MS Society

The MS Society flag flies at Duncan city hall to mark MS Awareness Month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
North Cowichan to consider implementing a new policy on cell towers in the municipality. (File photo)

North Cowichan to consider cell tower policy

Rogers Communications proposal prompts North Cowichan to revisit policy on the structures

North Cowichan to consider implementing a new policy on cell towers in the municipality. (File photo)
This tractor was stolen from Providence Farm near Duncan between May 6 and 7, 2021. (Submitted)

Tractor stolen from Cowichan’s Providence Farm

John Deere X300 model was swiped between May 6 and 7

This tractor was stolen from Providence Farm near Duncan between May 6 and 7, 2021. (Submitted)
The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 2021. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)

Malahat SkyWalk to welcome visitors this July

Highly anticipated attraction will take guests 250m above sea level

The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 2021. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)
Cowichan Valley WildSafeBC coordinator Amanda Crowston teaches a Grade 5/6 class at Ecole Cobble Hill last fall. (Submitted)

The bears are back in town and so is WildSafeBC

The bears are back in town so keep an eye out, reminds…

Cowichan Valley WildSafeBC coordinator Amanda Crowston teaches a Grade 5/6 class at Ecole Cobble Hill last fall. (Submitted)
A cougar was sighted in the 500 block of Cedar Avenue in Duncan on May 6 at about 9:30 p.m. (Facebook)

Cougar sighted in residential Duncan

Spotted in the Cairnsmore neighbourhood

A cougar was sighted in the 500 block of Cedar Avenue in Duncan on May 6 at about 9:30 p.m. (Facebook)
The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 2021. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)

Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors this July

Highly anticipated attraction will take guests 250m above sea level

The Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors in July 2021. (Malahat SkyWalk photo)