Andrea Rondeau

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)
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The Lake Cowichan District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lake Cowichan Chamber hosting all-candidates meeting Oct. 8

To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, there will be three different timeslots

The Lake Cowichan District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)

Arts and Entertainment column: Art, film, books and music all on tap in Cowichan

Here are a few of the things going on in Cowichan's arts community.

Maple Bay author John Ringstead has just released his first novel. (Submitted photo)
A tow truck prepares to load a damaged vehicle after a crash in Duncan Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Crash snarls traffic in Duncan Tuesday evening

The crash appeared to involve at least three vehicles

A tow truck prepares to load a damaged vehicle after a crash in Duncan Tuesday, Sept. 29. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)

Arts and Entertainment column: COVID cancels book sale, new displays at Imagine That!

A few things happening in Cowichan's arts scene

A chair by Karen Trickett is one of the items that will be featured in the Cowichan Artisans window at Imagine That! in October. (Submitted)
Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)

Arts & Entertainment column: A new book, an art prize, and an AGM

Here are a few of the things happening in Cowichan's arts and culture scene.

Mike Yip has published a new book for beginning birders in 2020. (Mike Yip photo)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Sue Coleman’s work will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through September 2020. (submitted)
Two vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage in a crash in Duncan on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Two vehicles damaged in Duncan crash Tuesday afternoon

The Duncan Fire Department was called to the scene at 4:30 p.m.

Two vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage in a crash in Duncan on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)

Arts & Entertainment column: Arts camps for kids, new at Imagine That!, viral online choir

A few of the things going on in Cowichan's arts community

CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)
The Heritage Museum in Mill Bay has reopened. (submitted)