Robert Barron

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)

Mother of missing Vancouver Island girl asks father for her safe return

Seven-year-old Violet Bennett and father missing since Jan. 20

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)
VIMC looks to Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal against North Cowichan. (File photo)

Island motorsports track expected to appeal rejected expansion plan to Supreme Court

North Cowichan denied VIMC a development permit for expansion in 2019

VIMC looks to Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal against North Cowichan. (File photo)
Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking system set to roll out for transit users across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first as NextRide program expands to all of B.C.

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
Kerry Sutton, owner of Sutton Ridge Family Farm, stands by a stretch of the TCH adjacent to his farm where 14 accidents have occurred over the last 11 years (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan farmer says concrete barriers could have saved woman’s life

Young woman died in car crash in high-crash area near Kerry Sutton’s property

Kerry Sutton, owner of Sutton Ridge Family Farm, stands by a stretch of the TCH adjacent to his farm where 14 accidents have occurred over the last 11 years (Robert Barron/Citizen)
North Cowichan and eight other local governments on south Vancouver Island have sent a latter to B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (pictured) raising concerns about plans to download the costs of police dispatching in the region. (File photo)

North Cowichan, 7 south Island local governments take exception to downloaded police costs

Colwood, Ladysmith, Langford, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, and View Royal

North Cowichan and eight other local governments on south Vancouver Island have sent a latter to B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (pictured) raising concerns about plans to download the costs of police dispatching in the region. (File photo)
The driver of a minivan that struck another vehicle on the Malahat in 2018, killing a man, gets one year driving prohibition and a $1,000 fine. (File photo)
The driver of a minivan that struck another vehicle on the Malahat in 2018, killing a man, gets one year driving prohibition and a $1,000 fine. (File photo)
Power outages are possible on Vancouver Island as another wind and rain storm is expected to hit the area on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Citizen file)
Power outages are possible on Vancouver Island as another wind and rain storm is expected to hit the area on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Citizen file)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is moving her constituency office from the Matraea Centre in downtown Duncan to provide a more safe working environment for her staff after a recent protest and other incidents. (File photo)

Green Party leader to move Duncan office after protests raise safety concerns

Sonia Furstenau says she fears for safety and comfort of staff, neighbouring office workers

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is moving her constituency office from the Matraea Centre in downtown Duncan to provide a more safe working environment for her staff after a recent protest and other incidents. (File photo)
Island Wonderland will be in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition from Dec. 15-31. (Submitted photo)

New Island Wonderland holiday tradition set to light up Vancouver Island

Cowichan-based show a breathtaking walk-through of light, projection, sound, and lasers

Island Wonderland will be in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition from Dec. 15-31. (Submitted photo)
A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)

Fire claims everything Cowichan family owned

Family not at home at time

A fire destroyed this mobile home on Tzouhalem Road on Dec. 6. (Submitted photo)
The RCMP are alleging some of its members were assaulted at a Fairy Creek protest camp. (File photo)

RCMP say logging protesters assaulted officers at Fairy Creek camp

Protest group says police actions illegal

The RCMP are alleging some of its members were assaulted at a Fairy Creek protest camp. (File photo)
Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Rental crunch leaves Island worker sleeping in his cold truck for more than a month

High costs, lack of options making it hard for construction worker to find shelter near his work

Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Rick Corden stands next to the new pole on Gibbins Road in front of his house that replaced one that was sheared off by a car in June. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Long-running ICBC claim over collateral damage to his house frustrates Cowichan man

Rick Corden waiting for settlement since June after car hit power pole, blowing out his electrical

Rick Corden stands next to the new pole on Gibbins Road in front of his house that replaced one that was sheared off by a car in June. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Troubled Duncan highway corridor chasing business away

Discarded needles, graffiti and even small fires plaguing area shops

Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP photo)

3 B.C. RCMP officers sent to hospital after logs topple onto cruisers

Injuries non-life threatening in Vancouver Island incident near Cowichan Lake

A logging truck dumped its load of logs onto two RCMP cruisers near Mesachie Lake Tuesday morning, sending three police officers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (RCMP photo)
Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

3 wreaths trashed at Duncan Cenotaph

“These wreaths are meant to commemorate the people who died fighting for their country”

Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)

North Cowichan wins appeal, denying Motorsport Circuit expansion

Judges not persuaded by VIMC’s arguments

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld North Cowichan’s decision to deny the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit a development permit for its expansion project. (File photo)
One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One person dead after worksite accident in Duncan

Death occurred at auto-wrecking yard on Boys Road

One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake is planning an approximately $50-million expansion. (photo from St. John’s Academy website)

$50-million expansion coming for private school in Shawnigan Lake

Project at St. John’s Academy could see hundreds of new jobs

St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake is planning an approximately $50-million expansion. (photo from St. John’s Academy website)
Vaccine cards not required for activities at the pool, sauna and steam room at B.C. facilities like the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. (File photo)

Users sweating the details, no vaccine cards required for B.C. steam rooms, saunas

Some users steamed, but Public Health Office says it’s based on medical data

Vaccine cards not required for activities at the pool, sauna and steam room at B.C. facilities like the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. (File photo)