Andrea Rondeau

Matt Andersen is headed to the Cowichan Theatre Friday, Feb. 14, for a show. (Colin Robertson photo)

Matt Andersen’s Cowichan show selling fast

"A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence"

Matt Andersen is headed to the Cowichan Theatre Friday, Feb. 14, for a show. (Colin Robertson photo)
Donna sings ‘Money, Money, Money’ in the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Mamma Mia’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘Mamma Mia!’ raises the bar for Cowichan Musical Society

"The quality of the singing and acting was superb"

Donna sings ‘Money, Money, Money’ in the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Mamma Mia’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Russell Farms Market was under water following significant rain and flooding Friday and Saturday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Andrea Rondeau column: Breaking news is a team effort

So breaking news coverage is a challenge to be fast and accurate.

Russell Farms Market was under water following significant rain and flooding Friday and Saturday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Victoria-based jazz singer Maureen Washington will be singing with the Freedom Gospel Choir in a pair of shows. (Dean Kalyan photo)
Victoria-based jazz singer Maureen Washington will be singing with the Freedom Gospel Choir in a pair of shows. (Dean Kalyan photo)
Drone operators Shawn Wagar and Jason Wilson of Chemainus joined the search for Ethan Sampson on Wednesday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen

RCMP, Search and Rescue waiting for conditions to improve to resume search for missing Duncan man

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP First Nations Community Policing unit remains engaged with the family and community members in the search for missing 28-year-old Ethan Sampson, RCMP said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

Drone operators Shawn Wagar and Jason Wilson of Chemainus joined the search for Ethan Sampson on Wednesday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen
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Police looking for witnesses after skateboarder clipped in hit and run in Duncan

Just before noon, a man was skateboarding along the side of Sherman Road

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A look inside Russel Farm Market, which has been hit hard by the flooding. People who were evacuated due to the flooding may now return to their homes, and may face a similar clean-up. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Evacuation order lifted, but state of emergency remains in effect for Cowichan Valley

The CVRD will also be opening a resiliency centre at the Cowichan Community Centre

A look inside Russel Farm Market, which has been hit hard by the flooding. People who were evacuated due to the flooding may now return to their homes, and may face a similar clean-up. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Flooding at Russell Farm Market is extensive, and while water is receding, a GoFundMe has been set up for the business. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

State of emergency continues in Cowichan Sunday morning

A number of parks in the Cowichan Valley are closed for safety reasons.

Flooding at Russell Farm Market is extensive, and while water is receding, a GoFundMe has been set up for the business. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
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Andrea Rondeau column: Green Party at a crossroads

So the Green Party is looking for new leadership both federally and provincially.

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Flooding has caused evacuations in Crofton Friday night and into Saturday morning. (file photo)

Residents evacuated from Crofton, roads closed as CVRD declares state of emergency due to flooding

The centre is hosting about 28 evacuated residents from North Cowichan and the Halalt First Nation.

Flooding has caused evacuations in Crofton Friday night and into Saturday morning. (file photo)
Andrea Rondeau column: Saying goodbye to longtime colleague and friend Lexi Bainas

Andrea Rondeau column: Saying goodbye to longtime colleague and friend Lexi Bainas

Lexi started in the news business going to work for The Lake News in October of 1979.

Andrea Rondeau column: Saying goodbye to longtime colleague and friend Lexi Bainas
Lake Cowichan Secondary School. (Gazette file)
Lake Cowichan Secondary School. (Gazette file)
A third woman has filed a civil suit against Brian Mathew Burkett for sexual harassment. (file photo)

UPDATED: Cowichan Valley woman files sexual harassment suit against former Mountie

Burkett is also being sued by two other women for sexual harassment

A third woman has filed a civil suit against Brian Mathew Burkett for sexual harassment. (file photo)
Andrea Rondeau column: What are your time capsule must-haves?

Andrea Rondeau column: What are your time capsule must-haves?

It would also be fun to include some pop culture mementos that represent our time.

Andrea Rondeau column: What are your time capsule must-haves?
Andrea Rondeau column: All of us gadget dinosaurs are not alone

Andrea Rondeau column: All of us gadget dinosaurs are not alone

If you think the old-school gadgets of the past are long gone, think again.

Andrea Rondeau column: All of us gadget dinosaurs are not alone
Power is out in the Cowichan Lake area Friday morning, Jan. 10. (Screenshot)

Power out at Cowichan Lake to 4,000

BC Hydro's website said crews are en route to the site.

Power is out in the Cowichan Lake area Friday morning, Jan. 10. (Screenshot)
A Celebration of Life for Francois Shurie has been scheduled for Wednesday at Warmland House. (Citizen file)

Celebration of life for homicide victim Fran Shurie set for Wednesday in Duncan

The event is open to family and friends, and media is asked to stay away.

A Celebration of Life for Francois Shurie has been scheduled for Wednesday at Warmland House. (Citizen file)
Top Cowichan Valley stories from 2019

Top Cowichan Valley stories from 2019

A dozen poisoned bald eagles were found in the Cowichan Valley in January, and rescuers were hoping to find any other sick birds, as well as the source of the poisoning.

Top Cowichan Valley stories from 2019
Kehar Garry Sangha has pleaded guilty to charges of forcible confinement and aggravated assault in a Duncan courtroom. (Citizen file)

UPDATE: 5-year sentence for Cowichan man in aggravated assault, forcible confinement case

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

Kehar Garry Sangha has pleaded guilty to charges of forcible confinement and aggravated assault in a Duncan courtroom. (Citizen file)
Power is out to more than 1,100 homes in the Cowichan Lake area Friday morning. (screenshot)

UPDATE: 90 customers remain without power in Cowichan Lake area

There is also an outage near Shawnigan Lake affecting 54 customers.

Power is out to more than 1,100 homes in the Cowichan Lake area Friday morning. (screenshot)