Andrea Rondeau

COVID-conscious Lake Cowichan Remembrance Day ceremony goes without a hitch

Pre-laid wreaths still brought a splash of colour to the cenotaph

Carved wooden sign stolen from Camp Pringle in Shawnigan Lake

"This wooden medallion is a treasured piece of our camp's history"

UPDATED: Brace for strong winds Tuesday on the coast, and possible snow for Cowichan Lake

The Valley can expect winds up to 70 km/h as a strong Pacific low approaches the south coast.

Cowichan theatre groups combine to present Christmas pantomime

The audience is limited to 50 people for each show

Lights are up at the Duncan Showroom this November

On Saturday Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. 24 in the Valley with Schaps hits the stage.

A&E column: Fundraising auction and classical annual meeting

A taste of what's happening in the arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

Power has been knocked out to thousands in the Cowichan Valley, as well as others on the south Island and Salt Spring Island Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Screenshot)

UPDATED: Wind knocks out power to thousands in Cowichan Valley Wednesday night

UPDATE: As of Thursday morning, Nov. 5, only one small localized outage in Shawnigan Lake remained.

Power has been knocked out to thousands in the Cowichan Valley, as well as others on the south Island and Salt Spring Island Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Screenshot)
Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)

CVAC ready to play next month in Duncan

Puppetry, Lego, basketry and more

Tim Gosley will be passing on some of his puppetry wisdom with a talk and workshop in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)

A&E column: Fundraising for the arts and more; whimsical windows

Two fundraisers and the latest at Imagine That!

Veronica Scott is Making Magic, in the window of Imagine That! in Duncan in November, 2020. (Submitted)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle after a hit and run in Duncan on Oct. 22, 2020. (File photo)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP looking for driver after man hit in crosswalk

The hit and run is reported to have taken place on Thursday, Oct. 22

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle after a hit and run in Duncan on Oct. 22, 2020. (File photo)
(Citizen file)

UPDATED with VIDEO: Cowichan Search and Rescue save dog from icy Cowichan River

Search and Rescue's swiftwater team was called in

(Citizen file)
Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley candidates hard on the trail as campaign wraps us

Check out photos from each candidate's campaign

Cowichan Lake’s own Tanya Kaul, who is the Liberal candidate in the upcoming provincial election, was hard on the campaign trail over the last weekend in Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Supporters joined her to wave and wave signs as she worked to meet as many members of the public as possible in what has been a challenging campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that has curtailed the usual door-knocking. (Submitted)
The polls are now closed in the 2020 provincial election. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley riding being called for Sonia Furstenau; Nanaimo-North Cowichan for Doug Routley

It's officially Election Day in B.C.'s 2020 provincial snap election and the polls have now closed, and preliminary winners have been named.

The polls are now closed in the 2020 provincial election. (File photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the Oct. 24, 2020 provincial election. (file photo)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Check out our voter's guide for the Lake Cowichan mayoral byelection taking place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (file)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
Work ‘Dr. Bonnie’s day off’ by Pauline Dueck is part of the Living in Lockdown show at Portals Gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan. (Submitted)
Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for the Cowichan Valley. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

UPDATE: Overdose advisory issued for Cowichan Valley; toxic drug supply suspected

Drug users are warned to take steps to protect themselves

Island Heath has issued an overdose advisory for the Cowichan Valley. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)