Robert Barron

The Vancouver Port Authority says it wants to help deal with problems related to anchored cargo ships off of Cowichan, but has limited authority. (File photo)

Vancouver Port Authority: hands partly tied in Island freighter anchorage complaints

Delegation tells CVRD it has limited jurisdiction over where and how to direct ships in question

The Vancouver Port Authority says it wants to help deal with problems related to anchored cargo ships off of Cowichan, but has limited authority. (File photo)
The possibility of building a highway bypass around Duncan’s busy Trans-Canada Corridor has been raised again. (File photo)

Another look at highway bypass around Duncan suggested as resistance continues

Local government says conditions have changed since last look in 2014

The possibility of building a highway bypass around Duncan’s busy Trans-Canada Corridor has been raised again. (File photo)
What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)

Escaped pigs surprise golfers in Cowichan

Two sighted at Cowichan Golf Club

What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)
Rainy and cooler weather in the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island is expected to continue into the summer. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cool, rainy weather forecast to continue into summer for Vancouver Island residents

La Niña expected to stay in place well into July, and possibly even early August

Rainy and cooler weather in the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island is expected to continue into the summer. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Broombusters Invasive Plant Society wants the province to officially label the invasive species Scotch broom as a noxious weed. (File photo)

Group launches sweeping campaign for B.C. to label Scotch broom a noxious weed

Province also asked to help stop spread of the invasive plant species

The Broombusters Invasive Plant Society wants the province to officially label the invasive species Scotch broom as a noxious weed. (File photo)
This picture of the suspect was taken at the Chevron gas station. (RCMP handout)

6 Duncan area businesses robbed at knifepoint

RCMP seeking help from public in catching suspect

This picture of the suspect was taken at the Chevron gas station. (RCMP handout)
Nothing but debris was left after a fire at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Nothing but debris was left after a fire at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)

Trombone sends bear packing at St. John’s Academy on Vancouver Island

Music teacher grabbed biggest instrument he had

Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)
Jesse Bennett was arrested on May 24 during a traffic stop in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)

Vancouver Island man, accused of abducting his daughter, arrested

Bennett arrested during traffic stop

Jesse Bennett was arrested on May 24 during a traffic stop in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Local First Nations will be invited to play a big part in North Cowichan’s 250th anniversary celebrations next year. (File photo)

Vancouver Island’s second-oldest municipality will turn 150 with a First Nations focus

North Cowichan plans to make concerted push away from previous colonial-themed anniversaries

Local First Nations will be invited to play a big part in North Cowichan’s 250th anniversary celebrations next year. (File photo)
One man missing, and two people were saved after a boat capsized on May 19, 2022. (Gazette file)

UPDATED: One man missing after boat capsizes near Nitinat Narrows

Two others rescued by Coast Guard

One man missing, and two people were saved after a boat capsized on May 19, 2022. (Gazette file)
Marie and Keith Doak stand in front of a 100-foot evergreen tree that was uprooted during the windstorm on May 19, 2022 and landed on their house. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

100-foot tree falls onto house in Cobble Hill during windstorm

Cost of damage yet to be determined

Marie and Keith Doak stand in front of a 100-foot evergreen tree that was uprooted during the windstorm on May 19, 2022 and landed on their house. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Duncan’s Nick Woywitka (left) is hosting Yevhen Shepotilyn, a refugee from the war in Ukraine, at his home and has offered him a job at his development company. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Ukrainian refugee finds home in Cowichan Valley

Yevhen Shepotilynk from Mariupol, one of hardest hit areas

Duncan’s Nick Woywitka (left) is hosting Yevhen Shepotilyn, a refugee from the war in Ukraine, at his home and has offered him a job at his development company. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Larry Stevenson, CEO of the Island Corridor Foundation, is still optimistic Vancouver Island’s rail corridor will be resurrected. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Deadline looms to resurrect Island’s rail corridor, but ICF optimistic

Larry Stevenson says work can be done for between $350-$400 million

Larry Stevenson, CEO of the Island Corridor Foundation, is still optimistic Vancouver Island’s rail corridor will be resurrected. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has been successful in his efforts to have other local governments on the Island join the municipality in sending their spare firefighting equipment to Ukraine. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has been successful in his efforts to have other local governments on the Island join the municipality in sending their spare firefighting equipment to Ukraine. (File photo)
Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)

Vancouver Island official pushing parental leave, child care for local politicians

Cowichan Station’s Alison Nicholson wants district to remove barriers for young politicians

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)
Snow fell in Lake Cowichan on the weekend of April 9-10, 2022, as the cool spring weather continues. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Cooler than normal Vancouver Island spring expected to continue into May

Forecast calls for much of the same as Islanders have been seeing

Snow fell in Lake Cowichan on the weekend of April 9-10, 2022, as the cool spring weather continues. (Kathryn Swan photo)
A letter sent to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth (pictured) by North Cowichan and seven other municipalities on the south Island asking that the planned downloading of RCMP E-Comm 9-1-1 dispatch charges to them has been successful. (File photo)

9-1-1 cost download to 8 Vancouver Island municipalities deferred until at least 2025

North Cowichan, Colwood, Ladysmith, Langford, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, and View Royal affected

A letter sent to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth (pictured) by North Cowichan and seven other municipalities on the south Island asking that the planned downloading of RCMP E-Comm 9-1-1 dispatch charges to them has been successful. (File photo)
Flames and smoke rise from a fire following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

B.C. mayor calling on his peers to meet firefighting needs in Ukraine

North Cowichan’s Al Siebring puts out call to B.C. municipalities to donate equipment

Flames and smoke rise from a fire following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)