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A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)

Cowichan Valley mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)
Police are investigating after a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Police investigating early-morning murder in Duncan

One arrested after man killed at Cowichan Lake Road home

Police are investigating after a man was killed at a home on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley writer Jennifer Manuel will headlining YakFest on March 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Cowichan Valley writer to headline next YakFest on March 1

YakFest is a B.C.-based monthly women’s event held online via Zoom

Cowichan Valley writer Jennifer Manuel will headlining YakFest on March 1. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Drinkwater Elementary School dating to Feb. 25. (Google Street View image)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Drinkwater Elementary

Possible exposures occurred on Thursday, Feb. 25

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Drinkwater Elementary School dating to Feb. 25. (Google Street View image)
The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)

Laketown Ranch to welcome campers this summer

Sunfest site will provide camping amenities between May and September

The site of Sunfest, Laketown Ranch, will be open for camping this summer. (Citizen file)
An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

More positive COVID-19 tests reported at Cowichan Superstore

Employees last worked on Feb. 12, 13 and 15.

An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)

Duncan woman reaches quarter-finals in ‘Inked’ cover model contest

Samantha Leaver entered contest for confidence, then won her group

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)
A C. difficile outbreak at the Cowichan District Hospital has been contained to one wing. (Citizen file)

C. difficile outbreak at Cowichan Hospital contained to one wing

Outbreak was identified on Feb. 3; no new cases since then

A C. difficile outbreak at the Cowichan District Hospital has been contained to one wing. (Citizen file)
Celebrate with BC Girl Guides in the community on Feb. 22, as they shine their Guiding lights in support of girl empowerment. (File photo)

Big Stick turns blue for Guiding Lights Across BC on Feb. 22

B.C. landmarks, including a trio in the Cowichan Valley will be lit…

Celebrate with BC Girl Guides in the community on Feb. 22, as they shine their Guiding lights in support of girl empowerment. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley author Teresa Schapansky’s books for young readers have become a phenomenon on Amazon. (Submitted)

Cowichan author tops Amazon charts

The award-winning Duncan-based author learned of a need for low-level readers in the classroom

Cowichan Valley author Teresa Schapansky’s books for young readers have become a phenomenon on Amazon. (Submitted)
Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)

Extensive vandalism at Cowichan’s Spectacle Lake Park

Picnic table cut, beer bottles smashed, sign shot with BBs

Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)
An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

Positive COVID-19 test reported at Cowichan Superstore

Employee last worked on Friday, Feb. 12

An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Candace Spilsbury is the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)

Feedback required on three-year Cowichan Valley school calendar

Now in the final year of the last three-year calendar, it’s time…

Candace Spilsbury is the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)
Grade 7 Students at Queen of Angels school walked up and down Maple Bay and Tzouhalem road picking up garbage to celebrate their annual Catholic Schools Week by doing something good for the community. (Submitted)

Q of A sudents clean up in Duncan to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Walked up and down Maple Bay and Tzouhalem roads picking up garbage

Grade 7 Students at Queen of Angels school walked up and down Maple Bay and Tzouhalem road picking up garbage to celebrate their annual Catholic Schools Week by doing something good for the community. (Submitted)
Jen Woike of Farmer Ben’s Eggs wants consumers to truly know where their eggs were produced. (Citizen file)
Jen Woike of Farmer Ben’s Eggs wants consumers to truly know where their eggs were produced. (Citizen file)
Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)

Cowichan Valley woman in the running for Inked cover model

Samantha Leaver hopes to inspire confidence in other women, especially moms

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)
Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)

Vancouver Island woman in the running for Inked cover model

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver hopes to inspire confidence in other women, especially moms

Duncan’s Samantha Leaver is in the running in Inked magazine’s cover model contest. (Carly Jacobson photo)
A vehicle in Shawnigan Lake was set ablaze Sunday, Feb. 7. RCMP are investigating the arson. (submitted)
A vehicle in Shawnigan Lake was set ablaze Sunday, Feb. 7. RCMP are investigating the arson. (submitted)
The BC SPCA and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seized 12 dogs from a breeder on Herd Road in North Cowichan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)

UPDATE: 12 dogs seized from North Cowichan breeder

BC SPCA and RCMP respond to complaint at Mixed Blessings on Herd Road

The BC SPCA and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP seized 12 dogs from a breeder on Herd Road in North Cowichan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)
Jayda Lauzon receives her Student of the Month award from Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry, flanked on the left by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and on the right by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Capacity for compassion leads to Student of the Month Award

Jayda Lauzon spearheads peer counselling efforts at Frances Kelsey

Jayda Lauzon receives her Student of the Month award from Rotary Club of Duncan president Gregg Perry, flanked on the left by Student of the Month program coordinator Kim Barnard and on the right by Frances Kelsey principal Jeff Rowan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)