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Peter and Wayne Richmond and 49th Parallel Grocery won the award for Business Achievement 20+ Employees at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Black Tie Awards on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Submitted)

Black Tie winners announced during virtual awards event

Recipients gave speeches by phone while being live-streamed on YouTube

Peter and Wayne Richmond and 49th Parallel Grocery won the award for Business Achievement 20+ Employees at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Black Tie Awards on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Submitted)
Members of Cowichan Tribes and other residents of the Cowichan Valley gather on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley to mark National Day of Awareness

Community leaders will display red dresses on Duncan trees from May 5 to 8

Members of Cowichan Tribes and other residents of the Cowichan Valley gather on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Joey Knowles, the Duncan Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for March 2021, receives her cheque from program coordinator Kim Barnard and her certificate from club president Gregg Perry, outside Chemainus Secondary School earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Commitment to volunteering earns award for Chemainus Secondary’s Joey Knowles

Grade 12 student helps out in the kitchen and as a student mentor

Joey Knowles, the Duncan Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for March 2021, receives her cheque from program coordinator Kim Barnard and her certificate from club president Gregg Perry, outside Chemainus Secondary School earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A sneak peak of the mural being created by Grade 2 Discovery School students. (Courtesy Vanessa Tan)

Discovery students turn ugly problem into eco-art solution

Second graders develop bottle cap mural

A sneak peak of the mural being created by Grade 2 Discovery School students. (Courtesy Vanessa Tan)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC has cleared the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in the death of a man shortly after he was released from custody in July 2020. (Black Press Media stock photo)

IIO clears North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in July 2020 death

James Williams, 52, had been released from custody hours earlier

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has cleared the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in the death of a man shortly after he was released from custody in July 2020. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Exterior cameras have been installed on all Cowichan Valley School District buses. (Submitted)
Exterior cameras have been installed on all Cowichan Valley School District buses. (Submitted)
Cowichan Green Community is the recipient of another major provincial grant. (Submitted)

Cowichan Green Community nets big grant for Cow-op program

Set to receive a $200,000 Supply Chain Resiliency grant

Cowichan Green Community is the recipient of another major provincial grant. (Submitted)
The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Exhibition to host second annual ‘Un’Fair

COVID conditions prevent traditional fall fair

The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Area I director Klaus Kuhn supports a proposed redevelopment of the Yount School site in Youbou. (Submitted)

Area director Kuhn backs redevelopment of Yount School site

‘I’m in support of whatever possibility there is to develop the school’

Area I director Klaus Kuhn supports a proposed redevelopment of the Yount School site in Youbou. (Submitted)
Grade 9 students at Quamichan School got to be virus detectives recently when Genome B.C.’s Geneskool Education Program visited the Cowichan school. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)

Cowichan students become virus detectives with Genome B.C.

Program even more interesting given the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

Grade 9 students at Quamichan School got to be virus detectives recently when Genome B.C.’s Geneskool Education Program visited the Cowichan school. (Cowichan Valley School District photo)
Vandals burned a hole in the platform at the top of the Somenos Marsh Open Air Classroom early on the morning of Thursday, April 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Arson closes Somenos Marsh viewing platform

Fletcher estimates the damage at more than $5,000.

Vandals burned a hole in the platform at the top of the Somenos Marsh Open Air Classroom early on the morning of Thursday, April 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sweet gum trees like this one in City Square will be replaced over the next three years. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan plans big tree replacement project for downtown

Sweet gums in City Square and along Station Street will go over the next three years

Sweet gum trees like this one in City Square will be replaced over the next three years. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Someone used this counterfeit $50 to pay for items at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in downtown Duncan in April 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan businesses warned of counterfeit cash

Fake $50 passed at Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store

Someone used this counterfeit $50 to pay for items at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in downtown Duncan in April 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
This Earth Day, Cowichan Valley residents are being asked to clean up where they are. (File photo)

Cowichan ‘Clean Where You Are’ campaign starts on Earth Day

Take a bag, one glove, long tongs, and go pick up!

This Earth Day, Cowichan Valley residents are being asked to clean up where they are. (File photo)
A nearly four-hour standoff at an apartment complex on Cowichan Lake Road in Duncan ended peacefully on Wednesday, April 14. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Standoff at Duncan apartment ends peacefully

Police surround building as homeowner held in apartment by adult son

A nearly four-hour standoff at an apartment complex on Cowichan Lake Road in Duncan ended peacefully on Wednesday, April 14. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
An armed officer walks outside Cerwydden Care on Cowichan Lake Road near Skinner Road Wednesday, April 14 around 5:30 p.m.
An armed officer walks outside Cerwydden Care on Cowichan Lake Road near Skinner Road Wednesday, April 14 around 5:30 p.m.
Parents, caregivers, and stakeholders can have their say in the annual budget survey released by the Cowichan Valley School District The deadline to respond is April 20. (Citizen file)
Parents, caregivers, and stakeholders can have their say in the annual budget survey released by the Cowichan Valley School District The deadline to respond is April 20. (Citizen file)
Drinkwater Elementary School in Duncan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Drinkwater Elementary School in Duncan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A police car at the scene of a child’s death Friday, April 9, at the Falcon Nest Motel in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

RCMP investigating child’s death at Duncan’s Falcon Nest Motel

First responders attended to a call about an unresponsive child at the…

A police car at the scene of a child’s death Friday, April 9, at the Falcon Nest Motel in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cambridge crew, including Shawnigan Lake School grad Quinten Richardson, celebrates beating Oxford in the 166th running of the Boat Race on Sunday, April 4. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley graduates square off in fabled Boat Race

Shawnigan alum Richardson and Cambridge edge out Brentwood grad Barakso and Oxford

The Cambridge crew, including Shawnigan Lake School grad Quinten Richardson, celebrates beating Oxford in the 166th running of the Boat Race on Sunday, April 4. (Submitted)