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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)
Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development

Black Press Media reached out to the candidates running in the 2019…

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development
Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change

This is part one of a four-part series outlining candidates’ thoughts on key topics

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change
Owners on high alert after reports of dog thief on the loose in south Cowichan Valley

Owners on high alert after reports of dog thief on the loose in south Cowichan Valley

Two suspected dog napping incidents in south Cowichan recently have pet owners…

Owners on high alert after reports of dog thief on the loose in south Cowichan Valley
Cowichan Tribes’ Chief William Seymour. (File photo)

Cannabis conundrum: Dueling dealers eye Vancouver Island shopping centre

Cowichan Tribes threatening to pull Costa Canna application if provincial store gets green light to set up

Cowichan Tribes’ Chief William Seymour. (File photo)
Fire broke out at the Broken Coast Cannabis facility at the corner of Drinkwater Road and Highway 18 on Tuesday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Fire damages Vancouver Island medical marijuana facility

Cannabis operation goes up in smoke

Fire broke out at the Broken Coast Cannabis facility at the corner of Drinkwater Road and Highway 18 on Tuesday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
It took campers, paramedics and a Search and Rescue crew to get an injured hiker to safety on Sunday. (Submitted)

Campers hailed heroes in rock face rescue at Vancouver Island provincial park

The campers quickly noticed the man in distress and jumped into the river to swim across.

It took campers, paramedics and a Search and Rescue crew to get an injured hiker to safety on Sunday. (Submitted)
Sahtlam volunteer firefighters were assisted by crews from multiple other halls as they battled a blaze on Cowichan Lake Road on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island firefighter loses home to blaze

By the next morning heavy machinery was brought in to demolish what remained

Sahtlam volunteer firefighters were assisted by crews from multiple other halls as they battled a blaze on Cowichan Lake Road on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
UPDATE: Mt. Sicker brush fire in Cowichan Valley under control: fire chief

UPDATE: Mt. Sicker brush fire in Cowichan Valley under control: fire chief

We are looking at about a half a hectare in size — about 150 by 200 [feet].”

UPDATE: Mt. Sicker brush fire in Cowichan Valley under control: fire chief
Andrew Langford (left) and John Close are producing a successful weekly podcast they’ve dubbed “Obstacle Course.” (Submitted)

From Eco Lawn to Obstacle Course, Cowichan entrepreneur is branching out

Lush Eco Lawn owner John Close is branching out. With a decade…

Andrew Langford (left) and John Close are producing a successful weekly podcast they’ve dubbed “Obstacle Course.” (Submitted)