Sarah Simpson

Two Cowichan Tribes families devastated by duplex fire

Carla Sylvester sat in her vehicle, on Tuesday morning, with tears in her eyes and her phone in her hand. It had been just over 24 hours since fire tore through the Stotlou Crescent duplex her family shared with neighbour Rose Coleman and two other elders.

What is the future of Shawnigan Lake?

'Think Shawnigan' project wants your ideas

Proper support lacking for those with dyslexia, says Cowichan mom

October is International Dyslexia Awareness month

Sarah Simpson Column: The terrible truth of tail lights and tree planting

I'm not typically one to spout out unsolicited advice but I'm going to go against my tendencies just this once and do it anyway because I feel pretty confident it's a solid tip.

School District 79 eases stance on pot shop spots

Automatic objections for applications within 300m, reviews for those 300-600m

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk health care

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal election

Sarah Simpson Column: Wet and wild walks to school

"It's so much less of a hassle to walk," they said.

Tour de Rock cruises through Cowichan

"It's for Simon and for kids like his that we are doing this event"

Tour de Rock wheels through Lake Cowichan

Lake Cowichanand Palsson schools visited

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal election and we asked them for brief comments on four topics of interest to constituents here in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford region. Those topics include: environment and climate change, economic development, kids and families and health care. This is part three of a four-part series outlining their responses. Today's topic is Kids and Families.

No set rules to warn of wildlife on the road

Authorities confirm there's no laws for drivers to alert others of animals on the road

After 26 years, Hul’qumi’num treaty negotiations move to Stage 5

Vancouver Island's Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group transitions to Stage 5

Freak hailstorm batters the Cowichan Valley on Friday

An ominous, dark cloud loomed over the Cowichan Valley on Friday afternoon. One moment it was sunny with the big black cloud in the distance, and in the next moment people were seeking shelter as torrential hail pelted down on them, thunder cackled overhead and lightning streaked across the sky.

Provincial fire ban lifted due to wet weather

Check local government bylaws before you burn

Sarah Simpson Column: Growing pains and extra innings

I got out of bed smiling.

Old Crofton Elementary to be demolished

Community eyesore will be gone by the end of March

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk economic development

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal election and we asked them for brief comments on four topics of interest to constituents here in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford region. Those topics include: environment and climate change, economic development, kids and families and health care. This is part two of a four-part series outlining their responses. Today's topic is Economic Development.

Tour de Rock dinner Oct. 1 in Cowichan

It's coming up quickly but there's still room for you to join in the fun. The 2019 Tour De Rock Duncan dinner is taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Eagles Hall.

What you said: Pay for use water a controversial topic

Public works crews have been busy for the last four years installing water meters