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Residents of Mill Springs Village have worked out a simple but effective way to help each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Valley strata using yellow caution tape to tie neighbourhood together during crisis

A simple but effective solution to helping each other despite social distancing

Residents of Mill Springs Village have worked out a simple but effective way to help each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
Empty shelves have been greeting Cowichan shoppers looking to buy toilet paper. Most grocery stores have begun limiting the number of packages each person can buy to curb hoarding. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Hoarding hurts the vulnerable, Cowichan Valley heart patient says

Grocery chains doing their best to keep up with demand

Empty shelves have been greeting Cowichan shoppers looking to buy toilet paper. Most grocery stores have begun limiting the number of packages each person can buy to curb hoarding. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Coronavirus cancels all international school trips for Cowichan students

Coronavirus cancels all international school trips for Cowichan students

Frances Kelsey students’ London trip grounded

Coronavirus cancels all international school trips for Cowichan students
Roughly 450 employees will be affected by a 30-day curtailment at the Crofton mill. (Don Bodger photo)
Roughly 450 employees will be affected by a 30-day curtailment at the Crofton mill. (Don Bodger photo)
Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water

GoFundMe campaign set up for Russell Farms Market following flood

Fundraiser created for popular Vancouver Island farm market overrun with water
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton where someone was reportedly trapped on the roof Friday night. (Amanda Costin photo)

State of emergency declared for Cowichan Valley after heavy rain, flooding

••• 3 p.m. Update The CVRD has issued it’s final statement of…

Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton where someone was reportedly trapped on the roof Friday night. (Amanda Costin photo)
Now that he’s shed some much needed pounds, Theo the pig can now run! (Photo courtesy of Michelle Singleton)

Theo the 800-pound pig trimmed down and still looking for love on Vancouver Island

“He’s doing really well, lost quite a few pounds and can run now.”

Now that he’s shed some much needed pounds, Theo the pig can now run! (Photo courtesy of Michelle Singleton)
Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police are looking at foul play in relation to a death on…

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death
RCMP arrest knife-wielding man at gunpoint during Duncan’s Christmas Kick Off
RCMP arrest knife-wielding man at gunpoint during Duncan’s Christmas Kick Off
A family and their cat escaped a house fire Saturday night in Maple Bay. (Andre Foksowicz photo)

Cowichan Valley neighbours mobilize to help family after Saturday fire

The family of three and their cat made it out safely.

A family and their cat escaped a house fire Saturday night in Maple Bay. (Andre Foksowicz photo)
A Duncan woman was arrested and charged with multiple Criminal Code charges following an incident in the early morning hours of Nov. 23. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island woman in custody after parking lot doughnuts, evading police

“Officers made multiple attempts to stop the vehicle from exiting the parking lot”

A Duncan woman was arrested and charged with multiple Criminal Code charges following an incident in the early morning hours of Nov. 23. (Citizen file)
Shaw Creek can be seen in the upper left section of this mape of the Cowichan Lake Recreation Areas. (Citizen file)

Dive team searching for missing Cowichan fisherman

Bill Court said family and friends are actively engaged in the search

Shaw Creek can be seen in the upper left section of this mape of the Cowichan Lake Recreation Areas. (Citizen file)
Shaw Creek can be seen in the upper left section of this mape of the Cowichan Lake Recreation Areas. (Citizen file)

Fisherman missing near Lake Cowichan’s Shaw Creek

Family is asking for everyone and anyone to keep their eyes open,…

Shaw Creek can be seen in the upper left section of this mape of the Cowichan Lake Recreation Areas. (Citizen file)
A vehicle burst into flames after striking a hydro pole near the bridge by the 7-11 east of the intersection of Lakes and Tzouhalem Roads Monday night just before 10 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

One dead after fiery crash in Duncan

A man has died after a fiery motor vehicle collision Monday night,…

A vehicle burst into flames after striking a hydro pole near the bridge by the 7-11 east of the intersection of Lakes and Tzouhalem Roads Monday night just before 10 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The parking lot of a popular Cowichan Estuary trail in Cowichan Bay has become a hot spot for thieves this fall. (Joanna Wallace photo)

Thieves ruining popular Cowichan trails, hiker says

Joanna Wallace is upset at the recent theft of her camera gear…

The parking lot of a popular Cowichan Estuary trail in Cowichan Bay has become a hot spot for thieves this fall. (Joanna Wallace photo)
A grateful beaver. (Jennifer Buck photo)

B.C. family rescues beaver trapped in a hole

Other hikers had been offering sticks to the beaver in an attempt to coax it out

A grateful beaver. (Jennifer Buck photo)
Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk health care

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk health care

Part four in a four-part discussion with local candidates

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk health care
Two families are without homes after a duplex fire on Stotlou Crescent Monday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Two Cowichan Tribes families devastated by duplex fire

Carla Sylvester sat in her vehicle, on Tuesday morning, with tears in…

Two families are without homes after a duplex fire on Stotlou Crescent Monday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk kids and families

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk kids and families

Part three in a four-part discussion with local candidates

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk kids and families
HTG chief negotiator Robert Morales. (Citizen file)

After 26 years, Vancouver Island First Nations group moves to final treaty negotiations

Vancouver Island’s Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group transitions to Stage 5

HTG chief negotiator Robert Morales. (Citizen file)