Kevin Rothbauer

Thrifty Foods. (Black Press file photo)

3 Thrifty Foods stores on Vancouver Island report COVID-19 cases in past week

Locations are in Duncan, Courtenay and Victoria

Thrifty Foods. (Black Press file photo)
Firefighters cut into the roof of the Brae Road Gospel Chapel while trying to extinguish a fire on Tuesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Morning church fire in Duncan considered suspicious

Smoke could be seen billowing from the Brae Road Gospel Chapel

Firefighters cut into the roof of the Brae Road Gospel Chapel while trying to extinguish a fire on Tuesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Monday night, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NDP’s MacGregor wins convincing victory in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Third-term MP sees housing as No. 1 issue in his riding

Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Monday night, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

Police union survey says most in B.C. support enforcement at Fairy Creek

82% agree with enforcement, 77% support right to peaceful protest

RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Fairy Creek protesters say that some of their belongings, including tarps and awnings, ended up in this dumpster at the Bings Creek waste management facility. (Carole Toothill photo)

Protesters, Teal Jones disagree about Fairy Creek ‘garbage’

Abandoned or confiscated? Company says personal items are being returned

Fairy Creek protesters say that some of their belongings, including tarps and awnings, ended up in this dumpster at the Bings Creek waste management facility. (Carole Toothill photo)
RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters on the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)

Fairy Creek arrests surpass 1,000 mark

Canada’s largest act of civil disobedience continues

RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters on the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)
Nelson Billy was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Submitted by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)

UPDATE: Cowichan RCMP call off search for missing person Nelson Billy

Missing man was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3

Nelson Billy was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Submitted by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)
An RCMP specialist removes a protester from a trench across a road at a blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

RCMP remove Fairy Creek protesters as trenches fill with rain

Rainforest Flying Squad concerned that logging has resumed

An RCMP specialist removes a protester from a trench across a road at a blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Duncan’s Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island’s Davison earns 1st win on golf’s Mackenzie Tour

Nine birdies in second round help Duncan golfer to one-stroke win

Duncan’s Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)
Duncan's Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women's Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan

Duncan’s Sara Goodman guides Canada to Pan Am field hockey gold

Cowichan-born captain helps Canada return to World Cup for first time since 2013

Duncan's Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women's Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan
The Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment’s phone number is being spoofed to make calls to the public. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan RCMP phone line being spoofed by scammers; mischief investigation sparked

Return calls are flooding phone lines and tying up resources

The Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment’s phone number is being spoofed to make calls to the public. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League ponders vaccine mandate

VIJHL governors will discuss the issue at an upcoming meeting

The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

Police and protesters continue to clash at Fairy Creek watershed

Arrest numbers climb sharply at old-growth protest camps

RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Cowichan Valley curling icon Glen Harper, seen here during the ceremony to rename the Duncan Curling Club’s building in his honour, died on Aug. 3 at the age of 92. (Citizen file)

Cowichan curling cornerstone Glen Harper dies

5-time provincial champion was integral part of Duncan Curling Club for decades

Cowichan Valley curling icon Glen Harper, seen here during the ceremony to rename the Duncan Curling Club’s building in his honour, died on Aug. 3 at the age of 92. (Citizen file)
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Environment Canada warns about heat wave hitting Vancouver Island

Drink plenty of water and check on seniors as temperatures surge this week

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Police square off with protesters during enforcement at the Fairy Creek watershed on the morning of Monday, Aug. 9. (ONE DAY to Save the Old Growth Facebook group)

Fairy Creek protesters report RCMP raids on 3 camps

Action comes on day of one-year celebration at Legislature in Victoria

Police square off with protesters during enforcement at the Fairy Creek watershed on the morning of Monday, Aug. 9. (ONE DAY to Save the Old Growth Facebook group)
Protesters hold their ground during police enforcement at Fairy Creek blockade headquarters. (Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page)

Raids and rally strengthen resolve of Fairy Creek protesters

Police anticipate more arrests after giving 24-hour warning

Protesters hold their ground during police enforcement at Fairy Creek blockade headquarters. (Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page)
The Salish Bear Totem was removed from the Malahat Summit on July 31 after it was burned in a deliberate act on July 2. (Submitted)

Malahat totem pole removed for refurbishment following July 2 arson

Private ceremony conducted to ensure cultural protocols were followed

The Salish Bear Totem was removed from the Malahat Summit on July 31 after it was burned in a deliberate act on July 2. (Submitted)
RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Fairy Creek old-growth protests hit 500-arrest mark

Protesters undeterred as one-year anniversary of blockades approaches

RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)
All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

Vancouver Island-based women’s eights wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Team trained on Quamichan Lake, includes several Island rowers

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)