Andrea Rondeau

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The federal government announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020 that it is funding a safe drug supply pilot program for the Cowichan Valley. (THE NEWS/files)

Feds fund safe drug supply pilot program for Cowichan

The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises

The federal government announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020 that it is funding a safe drug supply pilot program for the Cowichan Valley. (THE NEWS/files)
There was a crash on the Trans Canada Highway at Fisher Road this morning, Monday, July 13. (Colby Perkins photo)

UPDATED: Two taken to hospital after crash on the TCH at Fisher Road in Cowichan

Two vehicles damaged, drivers taken to hospital

There was a crash on the Trans Canada Highway at Fisher Road this morning, Monday, July 13. (Colby Perkins photo)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you're interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)

Arts and Entertainment column: Imagine that unveils new window displays; new VP for Public Art Gallery Society

The folks at Imagine That! have been in touch to let us know that following on the heels of a successful reopening after closure due to COVID-19, the artists' co-op is now presenting two new window displays.

Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
A minivan crashed into the Merchants building in downtown Duncan on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Minivan crashes into Merchants building in downtown Duncan

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash.

A minivan crashed into the Merchants building in downtown Duncan on Thursday morning, July 2, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)

Cow-op gets $100K to develop contactless fresh food delivery

"The past few months have highlighted the importance of food security"

The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)
Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Traffic detoured after crash on Cowichan’s Hwy. 18

Traffic is being detoured from Highway 18 onto Cowichan Lake Road following a rollover crash.

Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
This screenshot of a highway camera image shows a lane on the Malahat has been blocked by debris on the road. (screenshot)

UPDATE: Debris clear from Malahat, lane reopened

Northbound lane obstructed

This screenshot of a highway camera image shows a lane on the Malahat has been blocked by debris on the road. (screenshot)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)

Mill Bay Ferry back in service this week

Ferry service on the route was suspended in April

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)
Firefighters from the Duncan fire department clean up after a fire that destroyed a modular home on Glenora Road Tuesday afternoon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Firefighters called to Glenora blaze

Trees near the structure are also on fire.

Firefighters from the Duncan fire department clean up after a fire that destroyed a modular home on Glenora Road Tuesday afternoon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Musical Society holding auditions for mystery show June 21

"Still can't tell you the name of this well-known Disney show"

The Cowichan Musical Society’s last production was ‘Mamma Mia’. They are now auditioning for their next blockbuster. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Are you in favour of changing the dates of spring break for the Cowichan Valley School District? Fill out a short survey to have your say. (Citizen file)

Cowichan school district looking at changing dates of spring break

Our school district was not aligned with 56 other school districts in the province.

Are you in favour of changing the dates of spring break for the Cowichan Valley School District? Fill out a short survey to have your say. (Citizen file)
Playgrounds and sports fields have reopened after closure due to COVID-19 in the City of Duncan, and the spray park in Centennial Park will be turned on in the coming days. (Citizen file)

City of Duncan reopens playgrounds, sports fields

"Signs have been posted advising the public that the equipment is not sanitized..."

Playgrounds and sports fields have reopened after closure due to COVID-19 in the City of Duncan, and the spray park in Centennial Park will be turned on in the coming days. (Citizen file)
Margot Page’s work will be featured at Imagine That! after it reopens this month in Duncan. (submitted)

Artists lined up as Duncan gallery gets ready to reopen

"Our window displays for June showcase the work of some of the Island's finest artists"

Margot Page’s work will be featured at Imagine That! after it reopens this month in Duncan. (submitted)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan

People are placed on curfews for a variety of public safety reasons.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP car (RCMP photo)

39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones

RCMP car (RCMP photo)
A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hot ticket: Tickets on sale tonight for drive-in theatre at Cowichan Exhibition

Fresh Air Cinema bringing Onward and The Lion King to the big screen at the Cowichan Exhibition

A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dogsafe has decals displaying the message “my dog is chilling at home”, as they attempt to get people not to leave dogs in hot cars this summer. (submitted)

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Dogsafe has decals displaying the message “my dog is chilling at home”, as they attempt to get people not to leave dogs in hot cars this summer. (submitted)
Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)

Murray Hatfield and Teresa present evening of magic and comedy streaming live May 29

The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department is inviting you to an evening of magic and comedy

Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)