Robert Barron

Roby Clement, co-owner of Duncan’s Goldstone Consignment Boutique, said she feels disappointed and violated after the store was broken into twice on consecutive nights this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan shop broken into twice on consecutive nights

Thousands of dollars in merchandise stolen from Goldstone Consignment Boutique

Roby Clement, co-owner of Duncan’s Goldstone Consignment Boutique, said she feels disappointed and violated after the store was broken into twice on consecutive nights this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jon Coleman (left) and other members of the Cowichan Tribes-owned Khowutzun Development Corporation set up a protest line at the site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Bell McKinnon Road in December that stopped work for 11 days. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes frustrated by lack of progress on hospital work dispute

Cowichan Tribes say First Nation companies are being treated unfairly

Jon Coleman (left) and other members of the Cowichan Tribes-owned Khowutzun Development Corporation set up a protest line at the site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Bell McKinnon Road in December that stopped work for 11 days. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Rana Faris holds the phone while talking to her sister Yasmin, her husband Bashar and their son Mohamed who are in a refugee camp in Jordan. On the left is Rana’s husband Ali Al-hamadi and to the right is Rhoda Taylor who helped sponsor the Faris family to come to Canada, and is now helping to bring Yasmin’s family to the Cowichan Valley. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Syrian refugees desperate to trade Jordan for Cowichan Valley

A total of $60,000 must be raised; 2 fundraisers planned

Rana Faris holds the phone while talking to her sister Yasmin, her husband Bashar and their son Mohamed who are in a refugee camp in Jordan. On the left is Rana’s husband Ali Al-hamadi and to the right is Rhoda Taylor who helped sponsor the Faris family to come to Canada, and is now helping to bring Yasmin’s family to the Cowichan Valley. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie on Christmas Eve, 2019. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the crime. This memorial, from 2021, was located near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue where the crime occurred, was a reminder to passers-by. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Double Duncan murder investigation quiet, 3 years later

Fran Shurie and Nellie Williams were killed on Christmas Eve, 2019

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie on Christmas Eve, 2019. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the crime. This memorial, from 2021, was located near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue where the crime occurred, was a reminder to passers-by. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Vancouver Port Authority says it has limited jurisdiction around freighter anchorages in southern Gulf Islands. (Citizen file photo)

Port says code of conduct should help with anchorage issues off Vancouver Island coast

Vancouver Port Authority says it has limited authority to remove anchorages

Vancouver Port Authority says it has limited jurisdiction around freighter anchorages in southern Gulf Islands. (Citizen file photo)
Pictured is Ryleigh (right) with her late mom . (Photo courtesy of Lisa Pyne-Mercier)

South African girl whose mom died denied entry into Canada despite B.C. guardian’s effort

Girl’s great aunt in Shawnigan Lake wants to bring her to Vancouver Island

Pictured is Ryleigh (right) with her late mom . (Photo courtesy of Lisa Pyne-Mercier)
A fire at an abandoned house on Cowichan Tribes reserve lands over the weekend destroyed the building. (Ian MacDonald photo)

Abandoned Duncan area house destroyed in fire

No one injured in blaze

A fire at an abandoned house on Cowichan Tribes reserve lands over the weekend destroyed the building. (Ian MacDonald photo)
Two arrested after stolen trucks located. (Citizen file photo)
Two arrested after stolen trucks located. (Citizen file photo)
Fire destroys mobile home in Cowichan Bay on Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)

Fire destroys mobile home in Cowichan Bay

No one hurt in incident

Fire destroys mobile home in Cowichan Bay on Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)
The province has informed the Municipality of North Cowichan that it has no intention of regulating rent increases by landlords when one tenant moves out and another moves in. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province won’t regulate rent increases between vacancies, North Cowichan hears

Housing minister responds to North Cowichan’s request for regulation

The province has informed the Municipality of North Cowichan that it has no intention of regulating rent increases by landlords when one tenant moves out and another moves in. (Black Press Media file photo)
A few cars were stuck in line at the Crofton ferry terminal until sailings resumed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry service between Crofton and Vesuvius Bay cancelled until this afternoon

Cancellations due to mechanical issues with rescue boat

A few cars were stuck in line at the Crofton ferry terminal until sailings resumed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Work resumed at the construction site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Dec. 13 after workers took down their blockade that had stopped work since Dec. 2. All that remained was a pile of wood that the protesters had used to keep warm during the blockade. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Indigenous blockade lifted at $1.45-billion B.C. hospital project — for now

Still no resolution to dispute over union rules governing Cowichan Valley construction

Work resumed at the construction site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Dec. 13 after workers took down their blockade that had stopped work since Dec. 2. All that remained was a pile of wood that the protesters had used to keep warm during the blockade. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Incident in which a man’s arm was broken during a police traffic stop under investigation. (Citizen file photo)

IIO investigating after man’s arm broken during traffic stop near Duncan

Man disputes police version of events

Incident in which a man’s arm was broken during a police traffic stop under investigation. (Citizen file photo)
Award-winning actress Queen Latifah has made a post on Instagram encouraging people to visit Duncan’s PlentiFILL store. (Screen shot)

Queen Latifah encouraging people to shop at Duncan’s PlentiFILL

Instagram post part of Lenovo Evolve Small initiative

Award-winning actress Queen Latifah has made a post on Instagram encouraging people to visit Duncan’s PlentiFILL store. (Screen shot)
Costs at the new Cowichan District Hospital have skyrocketed to $1.45 billion. (Citizen file photo)

Costs of new Cowichan hospital increase to $1.45 billion

Government says cost increase related mostly to labour shortages and supply-chain challenges

Costs at the new Cowichan District Hospital have skyrocketed to $1.45 billion. (Citizen file photo)
Jon Coleman (right) and other members of the Cowichan Tribes-owned Khowutzun Development Corporation are blocking work at the site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Bell McKinnon Road over union issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

First Nation pickets continue to block construction of new B.C. hospital

Talks continue after Cowichan Tribes-owned company prevented from doing work over union issues

Jon Coleman (right) and other members of the Cowichan Tribes-owned Khowutzun Development Corporation are blocking work at the site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Bell McKinnon Road over union issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jon Coleman (right) and other members of the Cowichan Tribes-owned Khowutzun Development Corporation are blocking work at the site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Bell McKinnon Road over union issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Picket line stops work at new Duncan hospital in dispute over union requirements

Cowichan Tribes-owned company concerned over union issues

Jon Coleman (right) and other members of the Cowichan Tribes-owned Khowutzun Development Corporation are blocking work at the site of the new Cowichan District Hospital on Bell McKinnon Road over union issues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
War veteran Fernand Labrie (centre) was presented with France's highest award, The Legion of Honour, by Nicolas Baudouin (right) the Consul General of France in B.C., at a ceremony at Sunridge Place on Nov. 17. At left is Labrie's daughter Pierrette Morgan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Vancouver Island veteran receives France’s highest honour

Fernand Labrie presented with The Legion of Honour for services during the war

War veteran Fernand Labrie (centre) was presented with France's highest award, The Legion of Honour, by Nicolas Baudouin (right) the Consul General of France in B.C., at a ceremony at Sunridge Place on Nov. 17. At left is Labrie's daughter Pierrette Morgan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau and leader of the BC Greens wants to see the mask mandate reinstated in indoor public spaces. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Green Party leader wants mask mandate in public places reinstated

Call comes as B.C.’s pediatric beds fill up

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau and leader of the BC Greens wants to see the mask mandate reinstated in indoor public spaces. (Black Press Media file photo)
Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Parts of a Hallmark Christmas series being filmed in downtown Duncan

‘Holidazed’ will be released next year

Russ Hamilton is the location manager for the Hallmark Christmas series 'Holidazed'. Sections of the production are being filmed in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)