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Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

No doctor assisted death allowed at Hamlets in Duncan

Faith-based company that owns facility believes in sanctity of life

Medically assisted deaths will not be allowed at the new Hamlets in Duncan, a residential care facility that is being built on the corner of Beverly Street and York Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Plans are moving forward for the annual Tour De Rock to visit Cowichan later this year, despite the closure of the Valley’s office of the Canadian Cancer Society. (File photo)

Canadian Cancer Society closes office in the Cowichan Valley, Campbell River

Financial difficulties from COVID-19 pandemic to blame

Plans are moving forward for the annual Tour De Rock to visit Cowichan later this year, despite the closure of the Valley’s office of the Canadian Cancer Society. (File photo)
Police, paramedics and bystanders helped save two overdose victims on Duncan Street on June 7. (Photo submitted)
Police, paramedics and bystanders helped save two overdose victims on Duncan Street on June 7. (Photo submitted)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is on the campaign trail again for the leadership of the BC Green Party after the party restarted the campaign on June 15. The campaign was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)

Campaign to lead B.C. Green Party back on

Campaign was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is on the campaign trail again for the leadership of the BC Green Party after the party restarted the campaign on June 15. The campaign was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)
Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

Wade Gamble, general manager of Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan, prepares his tube for a ride on the Cowichan River now that the Town of Lake Cowichan has lifted the tubing ban this summer. Gamble said his restaurant, as well as many other local businesses, will benefit from the lifting of the ban. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
(Black Press file photo).

CVRD testing Shawnigan water after complaints of metallic taste, odour

“This type of problem has come up a number of times in summers in the past”

(Black Press file photo).
The Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has been put on probation for one year by the B.C. Division of the of the CMHA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Mental Heath Association on probation

Misconduct by board, management among the complaints

The Cowichan Valley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has been put on probation for one year by the B.C. Division of the of the CMHA. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Dutch liberation commemorated at Duncan cenotaph

Dutch liberation commemorated at Duncan cenotaph

Canadian troops played integral role

Dutch liberation commemorated at Duncan cenotaph
Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers

Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers

Cowichan Valley will open 8 elementary schools this week

Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the protocols on enforcement of the new Quarantine Act are still being worked. (File photo)

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the protocols on enforcement of the new Quarantine Act are still being worked. (File photo)
Martin Drakeley, North Cowichan’s manager of fire and bylaw services, says a couple from the Cowichan Valley who recently returned from an overseas trip refuse to self-isolate for 14 days, as is required by law. (File photo)

Couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas: Cowichan by-law

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

Martin Drakeley, North Cowichan’s manager of fire and bylaw services, says a couple from the Cowichan Valley who recently returned from an overseas trip refuse to self-isolate for 14 days, as is required by law. (File photo)
Cowichan Bay’s Alora Killan, left, dressed as Walt Disney’s Belle in Beauty and the Beast, visited home-bound kids in her neighbourhood on March 30 and was greeted by Ruby Sim, also in a Belle dress, on her front yard. (Submitted photo)

Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay

Alora Killam, 16, played the part in musical two years ago

Cowichan Bay’s Alora Killan, left, dressed as Walt Disney’s Belle in Beauty and the Beast, visited home-bound kids in her neighbourhood on March 30 and was greeted by Ruby Sim, also in a Belle dress, on her front yard. (Submitted photo)
Vic Tyler’s tiny house still sits on his property near the fish ladder in Skutz Falls, despite orders from the CVRD to have it removed by March 15. (File photo)

Controversial Cowichan tiny house still in place after removal deadline

Cowichan Valley Regional District had ordered it removed by March 15

Vic Tyler’s tiny house still sits on his property near the fish ladder in Skutz Falls, despite orders from the CVRD to have it removed by March 15. (File photo)
Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic

Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic

Grassroots team working to up supplies of ventilators, other equipment during COVID-19 crisis

Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic
There has been numerous sightings of strings of lights in the sky over Vancouver Island recently. (File photo)

Strings of lights seen in night sky over Cowichan Valley

Could be satellites, or something stranger, says UFO specialist

There has been numerous sightings of strings of lights in the sky over Vancouver Island recently. (File photo)
Workers at Western Forest Products’ manufacturing facilities are off the job again after an eight-month strike that ended last month. The company called for a week curtailment due to the CIVID-19 crisis. (File photo)

Western Forest Products curtails operations for one week due to COVID-19 crisis

Curtailments at Cowichan and Ladysmith sawmills will continue into the second quarter

Workers at Western Forest Products’ manufacturing facilities are off the job again after an eight-month strike that ended last month. The company called for a week curtailment due to the CIVID-19 crisis. (File photo)
Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley Regional Disrict gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove Cowichan riverfront home

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property
Another phone scam is hitting the Valley. (File photo)

Another phone scam hits Cowichan Valley

Phones most popular tool of fraudsters

Another phone scam is hitting the Valley. (File photo)
Donation dog for the blind stolen from Cowichan grocery store
Donation dog for the blind stolen from Cowichan grocery store
Vancouver Island couple lucky to be alive as rock slide crushes their truck

Vancouver Island couple lucky to be alive as rock slide crushes their truck

Evening drive around Cowichan Lake turns into nightmare

Vancouver Island couple lucky to be alive as rock slide crushes their truck