Robert Barron

A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several units at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several unites at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
A fire destroyed several unites at a housing complex on Auchinachie Road Tuesday night. (Damian Joulie photo)
Duncan man acquitted of sexual assault. (File photo)

Duncan man has sexual assault conviction overturned

Abraham Louie was convicted in 2018

Duncan man acquitted of sexual assault. (File photo)
Work has begun on the new Malahat Skywalk, which will be located near the summit of the Malahat. (Submitted graphic)

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

Work has begun on the new Malahat Skywalk, which will be located near the summit of the Malahat. (Submitted graphic)
Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)

Island Bakery in Cobble Hill to close

Cobble Hill store in business since 1982

Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)
Cowichan Bay fisherman Lance Underwood has concerns with plans to set up marine protected areas off the coast of Vancouver Island and B.C. Pictured is Underwood (right) posing with a colleague in a recent photo. (Submitted photo)

Marine protected areas not all good, says Vancouver Island fisherman

Lance Underwood fears for local fisheries

Cowichan Bay fisherman Lance Underwood has concerns with plans to set up marine protected areas off the coast of Vancouver Island and B.C. Pictured is Underwood (right) posing with a colleague in a recent photo. (Submitted photo)
Man gets five years after woman held at Vancouver Island farm

Man gets five years after woman held at Vancouver Island farm

Sangha has agreed to plead guilty and serve a sentence of 5.25 years plus two years of probation.

Man gets five years after woman held at Vancouver Island farm
Thieves stole an inflatable Frosty the Snowman from the roof of the Valley Senior Centre on the night of Dec. 9. (Robert Barron /Citizen)

Thieves snatch inflatable snowman off roof of B.C. seniors centre

Theft just the latest from VSC

Thieves stole an inflatable Frosty the Snowman from the roof of the Valley Senior Centre on the night of Dec. 9. (Robert Barron /Citizen)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has started fulfilling his election promise to remove outdated and obsolete bylaws from the municipality’s books with 52 waving goodbye. (File photo)

Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has started fulfilling his election promise to remove outdated and obsolete bylaws from the municipality’s books with 52 waving goodbye. (File photo)
a successful $60-million judgment against the Municipality of North Cowichan over denying zoning for a new expansion at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit would have staggering repercussions in the municipality, according to a staff report. (File photo)

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

a successful $60-million judgment against the Municipality of North Cowichan over denying zoning for a new expansion at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit would have staggering repercussions in the municipality, according to a staff report. (File photo)
Teacher has teaching licence suspended for one week after incidents in schools in the Cowichan Valley and in Nanaimo-Ladysmith (File photo)
Teacher has teaching licence suspended for one week after incidents in schools in the Cowichan Valley and in Nanaimo-Ladysmith (File photo)
Donna McAllister and Kathy Dreilich hold signs against animal cruelty at the Duncan court house Thursday afternoon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. woman banned from owning animals after horrific dog abuse case

Melissa Tooshley gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog case

Donna McAllister and Kathy Dreilich hold signs against animal cruelty at the Duncan court house Thursday afternoon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Shawnigan Lake’s Anthony Kubica has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a California court room. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department photo)

Vancouver Island man found guilty in murder of wealthy California woman, 29 years later

Shawnigan Lake man killed wealthy senior in 1990

Shawnigan Lake’s Anthony Kubica has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a California court room. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department photo)
Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe was sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe was sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe is sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen

Duncan man gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty trial

Joe also gets lifetime ban on owning animals

Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe is sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen
Jim Carey, owner of Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. in Shawnigan Lake, made sure the members of the Malahat’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134 were more than compensated when their Poppy Fund box was stolen from the store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Vancouver Island store owner replaces funds after poppy box stolen

Shawnigan Lake’s Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. more than compensates vets

Jim Carey, owner of Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. in Shawnigan Lake, made sure the members of the Malahat’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134 were more than compensated when their Poppy Fund box was stolen from the store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau says she’ll continue to hold the government to account over issues around the contaminated soil dump in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)

Vancouver Island contaminated soil dump owner gets extension on closure deadline

Cobble Hill Holdings also owes $38,000 in unpaid taxes

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau says she’ll continue to hold the government to account over issues around the contaminated soil dump in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Cycle for Sobriety rider wraps up cross country tour

Cycle for Sobriety rider wraps up cross country tour

Duncan-born Matthew Fee rode bike from Halifax to raise awareness

Cycle for Sobriety rider wraps up cross country tour
Rebecca Sanesh, founder of Duncan’s Humanity for Horses Rescue, said she has decided to shut down operations due to lack of funding and volunteers. (File photo)

Cowichan’s Humanity for Horses Rescue closing

Lack of funding and volunteers cited

Rebecca Sanesh, founder of Duncan’s Humanity for Horses Rescue, said she has decided to shut down operations due to lack of funding and volunteers. (File photo)
Rescued horse in Cowichan Valley goes from problem child to champion

Rescued horse in Cowichan Valley goes from problem child to champion

One-eyed Marvel, once considered dangerous, now a rising star

Rescued horse in Cowichan Valley goes from problem child to champion