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The investigation into the death of a Cowichan Tribes member as a result of Thursday’s windstorm continues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Person killed in B.C. storm identified as woman in her 20s

A tree fell on the woman in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, two men injured

The investigation into the death of a Cowichan Tribes member as a result of Thursday’s windstorm continues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Quick-acting Mounties find distressed woman in creek near Duncan

Quick-acting Mounties find distressed woman in creek near Duncan

The woman, who police were told was in distress, had been reported missing just after 12:34 a.m.

Quick-acting Mounties find distressed woman in creek near Duncan
Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

Sea lion tangled in rope on Vancouver Island

Marine debris is a ‘significant problem’ for marine wildlife

Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
Deer aren’t endangered in B.C. but they are protected by hunting restrictions. (Black Press file)

Vancouver Island men ordered to pay thousands in fines following deer meat sting

The incidents happened years ago but sentencing was recently concluded.

Deer aren’t endangered in B.C. but they are protected by hunting restrictions. (Black Press file)
$50k fine and community service for Vancouver Island tax evader

$50k fine and community service for Vancouver Island tax evader

David Gonyea was given a nine-month conditional sentence

$50k fine and community service for Vancouver Island tax evader
A student was arrested at Maple Bay Elementary on Tuesday morning. (Google)

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.

A student was arrested at Maple Bay Elementary on Tuesday morning. (Google)
Protesters have peacefully gathered outside the Duncan Courthouse for most of the court dates related to Teddy the dog. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

Teddy the dog abuse case headed for February trial

Pre-trial hearing tomorrow in case that galvanized animal-lovers

Protesters have peacefully gathered outside the Duncan Courthouse for most of the court dates related to Teddy the dog. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Student arrested at Vancouver Island elementary school

Student arrested at Vancouver Island elementary school

Pupils never in danger, incident unrelated to the school

Student arrested at Vancouver Island elementary school
Do you have your referendum voting package?

Do you have your referendum voting package?

There are three ways to request a package: online, by phone and in person.

Do you have your referendum voting package?
Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday

Don’t forget to turn back your clock, change your batteries

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday
Tonya Kilmer, wife Ben Kilmer makes a plea to the public to continue looking for her missing husband at the RCMP Island District in Victoria a few months ago. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Tonya Kilmer grieves for husband, thanks community for support

“I never knew that I could or would ever feel pain like…

Tonya Kilmer, wife Ben Kilmer makes a plea to the public to continue looking for her missing husband at the RCMP Island District in Victoria a few months ago. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Zeneah Helgason, 13, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, Aug. 28 at around 8:45 p.m. (Submitted)

Troubled teen missing from Shawnigan found

UPDATE: Zeneah Helgason has been found. A 13-year-old Victoria girl is missing…

Zeneah Helgason, 13, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, Aug. 28 at around 8:45 p.m. (Submitted)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Fire crews called out wildfire near Crofton

A helicopter has been requested.

Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)

Mounties seize 1,500 pot plants in ‘extensive Shawnigan raid

Mounties searched a property in the 4800-block of Goldstream Heights Drive on May 30

Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)
Police arrested a 36-year-old Duncan man after thefts at Best Buy and Canadian Tire in the Cowichan Commons mall. (Citizen file)

Man brandishes axe during robbery

Mounties were able to locate the suspect within two hours of the incident

Police arrested a 36-year-old Duncan man after thefts at Best Buy and Canadian Tire in the Cowichan Commons mall. (Citizen file)
Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)

Mounties raid “extensive” Vancouver Island pot grow operation

Execution of 3 search warrants has yielded 3 arrests and the seizure of 2,000 marijuana plants

Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)
The RainCoast Dog Rescue Society will hold a peaceful protest in front of the Duncan Courthouse against animal abuse and neglect on April 3 when the owners of Teddy, pictured, who died from neglect face a judge for the first time. (File photo)

Trial date set for alleged animal abusers on Van Isle

Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley pleaded not guilty and will go to trial in February 2019; their dog Teddy died from severe neglect

The RainCoast Dog Rescue Society will hold a peaceful protest in front of the Duncan Courthouse against animal abuse and neglect on April 3 when the owners of Teddy, pictured, who died from neglect face a judge for the first time. (File photo)
B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Douglas said a Ford F150 pickup truck was heading north when it struck a hydro pole just past McCurdy Road on the Malahat. (Black Press photo)

Driver hospitalized after truck hits pole on Malahat

The pole prevented the red truck from travelling down a steep embankment.

B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Douglas said a Ford F150 pickup truck was heading north when it struck a hydro pole just past McCurdy Road on the Malahat. (Black Press photo)
On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and North Vancouver. (Screen grab)

Small earthquake shakes East Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver…

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and North Vancouver. (Screen grab)