Andrea Rondeau

Afternoon robbery at Duncan restaurant has owner fed up

"It's not stealing from me, it's stealing from my customers"

Andrea’s column: Bright spots in a negative world

Sometimes there's a reminder of why we got into the journalism business.

Andrea Rondeau column: We’re not done with the election yet

A couple of sharp-eyed readers let us know that we forgot to list all of the new councillors

Firefighters called to Roberts Street business in Duncan

Reports of flames in electrical room

Iannidinardo avoided all-candidates meetings

Hours of organization went into putting together all candidate meetings for Fast and Iannidinardo

Andrea Rondeau column: Lack of information, misinformation and more election topics

This week voting started in the municipal elections.

Andrea Rondeau column: Are you afraid to speak up?

More and more people seem to want even their most innocuous statements to be somehow priviledged.

Andrea Rondeau column: Lots of excitement in this fall’s municipal elections, with plenty of tight races

One thing that's for certain is that there's going to be a lot of new faces

Chemainus Theatre’s ‘Glorious!’ is, well, glorious

The tiny three-person cast of Glorious! deserve a huge standing ovation

Andrea Rondeau column: Anonymous sources in reporting – it’s a last resort

On the whole, don't be afraid to put your name to it.

Leonard Cohen Tribute coming to Mercury in Duncan

Sweet Island Soul features vocals and guitar by Ron Ingram

Andrea Rondeau column: 100 years old is not what it used to be

Kane Tanaka of Japan at 115 years old

Andrea Rondeau column: The random things I learn from my email

I thought I'd share with you an email I got this week from the American Tortoise Rescue.

New on the Cowichan Valley election ballot

This week's candidates

Andrea Rondeau column: Planning election coverage

Writing individual profiles on each of the candidates nearly killed us

Attention municipal candidates: here’s what we want from you

submit or come in for a photo, and submit approximately 300 words

Wildfire at Mayo Lake in Cowichan Valley out

It is suspected to be human-caused

Andrea Rondeau column: Information in a crisis can be empowering

It's a terrifying thing to hear the fire call on the scanner for a wildfire near your home.

UPDATE: Evacuation alert lifted for residents of Maple Mountain area

RCMP are also looking for information people might have about a suspicious man reported in the area

UPDATE: Heat and winds create challenges for firefighters on Maple Mountain Friday afternoon

Officials said Friday morning that there was no growth in the blaze