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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

Developer tells Duncan council he can’t afford to build affordable housing

Developer tells Duncan council he can’t afford to build affordable housing

Guy Bouchard said he’d consider pulling plug on 200-unit project if forced to
Robert Barron column: Digital cameras are a big help in newsrooms

Robert Barron column: Digital cameras are a big help in newsrooms

I had used all of the three rolls of film I had with me before the fire really got going
Business notes: Cowichan Woodwork Ltd. wins top award millwork project

Business notes: Cowichan Woodwork Ltd. wins top award millwork project

The latest from the Cowichan business community
Dog found dead, shot in chest near Lake Cowichan

Dog found dead, shot in chest near Lake Cowichan

BCSPCA leading investigation
Former racer has long-lost bike returned, restored in Duncan

Former racer has long-lost bike returned, restored in Duncan

Gay Wise’s bike stolen in Vancouver decades ago
Cat shot in the head 3 times with pellet gun in Maple Bay

Cat shot in the head 3 times with pellet gun in Maple Bay

SPCA investigating incident
Scramble crosswalk in downtown Duncan ends

Scramble crosswalk in downtown Duncan ends

Many in the city were opposed to changed intersection
Debra Toporowski is the NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley

Debra Toporowski is the NDP candidate for Cowichan Valley

Provincial election set for October
Labour shortages, supply-chain issues delay opening of new high school in Duncan

Labour shortages, supply-chain issues delay opening of new high school in Duncan

Quw’utsun Secondary School now expected to open in January
First Nations, North Cowichan will work together on municipal forest reserve

First Nations, North Cowichan will work together on municipal forest reserve

A co-management framework and plan for MFR will now be developed
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