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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)
Theo, an aplomado falcon, has been missing from The Raptors on Herd Road since Monday, April 5. (Facebook image)

Missing falcon returns to Cowichan’s The Raptors

Theo flew away from wildlife centre on April 5

Theo, an aplomado falcon, has been missing from The Raptors on Herd Road since Monday, April 5. (Facebook image)
An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. (Submitted)

Protesters defy court order, stage Easter weekend logging blockades near Cowichan Lake

Group says members willing to risk arrest to save old growth forest near Caycuse, Fairy Creek

An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation is closing its doors as of April 1. Some programs will be picked up by other agencies. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation closing its doors

CSCF has assisted Valley seniors for 36 years

The Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation is closing its doors as of April 1. Some programs will be picked up by other agencies. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Rowing Canada has erected a temporary aluminum structure at the Duncan Community Lodge property as part of its move to Quamichan Lake. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rowing Canada making progress in move to Quamichan Lake

Lake has been ‘invaluable’ in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

Rowing Canada has erected a temporary aluminum structure at the Duncan Community Lodge property as part of its move to Quamichan Lake. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Teacher Tim Coy recited Pi to 1,510 digits in a competition at Shawnigan Lake School on March 14, while four students also surpassed 160 digits. (Arden Gill photo)

A mouthful of Pi: Shawnigan teacher recites 1,510 digits

Tim Coy’s mark is fifth in Canadian rankings, students also impressive

Teacher Tim Coy recited Pi to 1,510 digits in a competition at Shawnigan Lake School on March 14, while four students also surpassed 160 digits. (Arden Gill photo)
A drug bust on Government Street in Duncan on Tuesday, March 30, led to a “substantial seizure” according to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. (File photo)

Drug bust in Duncan leads to ‘substantial seizure’

Fentanyl believed to be among substances found by RCMP and CFSEU-BC

A drug bust on Government Street in Duncan on Tuesday, March 30, led to a “substantial seizure” according to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. (File 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)
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)
Cowichan Valley parents are still waiting for an email from the school district warning them of increased exposure risk following Spring Break. Other Vancouver Island schools districts have received the letter from Island Health and the Vancouver Island COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. (Metro Creative photo)

Cowichan parents question sending kids to school after Island Health warning

Notice not distributed to Cowichan School District parents

Cowichan Valley parents are still waiting for an email from the school district warning them of increased exposure risk following Spring Break. Other Vancouver Island schools districts have received the letter from Island Health and the Vancouver Island COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. (Metro Creative photo)
Isaac Burdge, top right, receives the Student of the Month award from Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry, accompanied by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and Lake Cowichan School teacher Sean Battye. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Leadership lands Student of the Month Award for Lake Cowichan’s Isaac Burdge

‘We’re very proud of Isaac. He’s perfect for the award’

Isaac Burdge, top right, receives the Student of the Month award from Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry, accompanied by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and Lake Cowichan School teacher Sean Battye. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for a suspect who filled a shopping cart with several hundred dollars of items, then activated the smoke grenade and then fled the store. (RCMP handout)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for a suspect who filled a shopping cart with several hundred dollars of items, then activated the smoke grenade and then fled the store. (RCMP handout)
South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle and South Cowichan Pickleball Club executive members Laurie Vasey, Rick Hollingworth and Brian Johnson stand on the future site of the Kerry Park pickleball courts. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

South Cowichan serves up pickleball courts

Provincial grant will cover entire cost of new facilities

South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle and South Cowichan Pickleball Club executive members Laurie Vasey, Rick Hollingworth and Brian Johnson stand on the future site of the Kerry Park pickleball courts. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mesachie Lake’s Herrington family: dad Shaun, mom Cara, eldest daughter Charlotte, and new arrival Violet, who was born in a hurry on Sunday, March 7. (Angie Hughes photo)

‘We’re not going to make it to the hospital’: Mesachie family welcomes new baby in dramatic style

‘I’m not going to do this in the car, and we’re not going to make it [to the hospital]’

Mesachie Lake’s Herrington family: dad Shaun, mom Cara, eldest daughter Charlotte, and new arrival Violet, who was born in a hurry on Sunday, March 7. (Angie Hughes photo)
A car caught fire after a collision near the intersection of Gibbins, Menzies and Barnjum roads on Tuesday night. (Nonie Sundstrom photo)

Cowichan Valley fire departments busy on Tuesday

Washroom fire, two car crashes keep firefighters moving

A car caught fire after a collision near the intersection of Gibbins, Menzies and Barnjum roads on Tuesday night. (Nonie Sundstrom photo)
Hannah Morten, a former summer intern with the Cowichan Green Community, tends to crops at the CGC’s incubator seed farm on Beverly Street in this photo from 2017. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Green Community lauds new food hub program

CGC has partnered to secure up to $750,000 in funding from the Province of British Columbia

Hannah Morten, a former summer intern with the Cowichan Green Community, tends to crops at the CGC’s incubator seed farm on Beverly Street in this photo from 2017. (Citizen file)
A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Khowhemun Elementary is one of two Cowichan Valley schools that announced possible COVID-19 exposures last week. (Google Street View image)

Two Cowichan Valley schools announce possible COVID-19 exposures

Positive tests at Khowhemun, Quamichan; Superstore confirms more cases

Khowhemun Elementary is one of two Cowichan Valley schools that announced possible COVID-19 exposures last week. (Google Street View image)
Flanked by CVOLC staff members Kevin van der Linden, Nate Boersen, Lisa Kellar and Neil Ellingson, Ryan Linehan receives his Student of the Month award from Rotary representatives Gregg Perry and Kim Barnard. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Open Learning Collective ‘ambassador’ named Student of the Month

Ryan Linehan earns award for demonstrating natural leadership

Flanked by CVOLC staff members Kevin van der Linden, Nate Boersen, Lisa Kellar and Neil Ellingson, Ryan Linehan receives his Student of the Month award from Rotary representatives Gregg Perry and Kim Barnard. 
(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Christian’s Grace George lines up a shot during the three-point portion of the BC School Sports Pandemic Basketball Challenge after taking a pass from Cam Stevens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian leads the way in pandemic basketball challenge

School tops participation numbers for second time this year

Duncan Christian’s Grace George lines up a shot during the three-point portion of the BC School Sports Pandemic Basketball Challenge after taking a pass from Cam Stevens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Mobile home up in flames at Duncan RV Park

One patient burned, EHS on scene

A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)