Andrea Rondeau

Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
It was police service dog Halla to the rescue on Nov. 16 after a woman went missing from Duncan. (RCMP photo)

Happy ending to Cowichan missing persons case thanks to police dog

58-year-old Duncan woman recovering

It was police service dog Halla to the rescue on Nov. 16 after a woman went missing from Duncan. (RCMP photo)
Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

Familiar name back to head Cowichan Valley Capitals

Hockey team looking to rebound after tough start to season

Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
A man has been arrested and charged with trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old at a Duncan restaurant. (Citizen file)

Homeless man charged with attempting to sexually assault 13-year-old in Duncan

Incident happened at restaurant with many witnesses

A man has been arrested and charged with trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old at a Duncan restaurant. (Citizen file)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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$1 million lottery ticket sold in Cowichan

No winner of the big $70 million Lotto Max prize

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The Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment. (File photo)

RCMP at Cowichan’s Frances Kelsey School Monday after possible threat

Threat stemmed from an altercation between two youths

The Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment. (File photo)
The Coastal Fire Centre is reporting a wildfire that started Oct. 9 south of Sahtlam. (BC Wildfire map)

UPDATED: Cowichan River fire now 4.1 hectares, as wind event moves in

Still classified as out of control

The Coastal Fire Centre is reporting a wildfire that started Oct. 9 south of Sahtlam. (BC Wildfire map)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Stellar performances at Chemainus Theatre highlight play destined to become Canadian classic

Chemainus Theatre’s ‘Glory’ deserves a bigger audience

Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Corb Lund is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted)

Big names in comedy and music take stage in Cowichan in September

Derek Edwards, Corb Lund, Jesse Cook, Serena Ryder, Victoria Symphony, Abra Cadabra

Corb Lund is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted)
A wildfire is burning west of Cowichan Lake off the Gordon Main. (Screenshot)

Wildfire west of Cowichan Lake under control

Three firefighters and a response officer were dispatched to the location

A wildfire is burning west of Cowichan Lake off the Gordon Main. (Screenshot)
A crash has closed the Trans-Canada Highway southbound lanes near Cobble Hill Tuesday afternoon. (Screenshot)

Trans-Canada Highway south lanes closed by crash in Cobble Hill

The incident happened at the intersection of the highway and Hutchinson Road

A crash has closed the Trans-Canada Highway southbound lanes near Cobble Hill Tuesday afternoon. (Screenshot)
Telus and Koodo customers have been alerted to a 911 disruption Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022. (File photo)

UPDATED: 911 service disruption for Telus and Koodo customers resolved

Disruption appears to be province-wide

Telus and Koodo customers have been alerted to a 911 disruption Monday afternoon, May 30, 2022. (File photo)
A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Facebook photo)

50 firefighters fight 9-hour battle as Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay burns down

Fire department calls it ‘the fire many people were anticipating’

A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Facebook photo)
A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Dave Hutchinson photo)

Fire hits vacant Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay

Several other fire departments have been called out to provide aid

A fire broke out at the old Pioneer Square Mall building in Mill Bay on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Dave Hutchinson photo)
RCMP arrested a man in Cowichan Bay after he is alleged to have threatened a driver causing a vehicle to crash into the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

Threat with replica weapon leads vehicle to crash into Cowichan River

When the man displayed what appeared to be a weapon to police RCMP closed Cowichan Bay Road

RCMP arrested a man in Cowichan Bay after he is alleged to have threatened a driver causing a vehicle to crash into the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)

Islands Folk Festival back in Cowichan boasting big lineup

Festival coming Saturday, July 23

The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Seven-year-old Violet Bennett has been found safe and sound, after being missing since Jan. 23, 2022. (RCMP Handout)

Missing Cowichan Valley 7-year-old Violet Bennett returned safe and sound

Father Jesse Bennett still wanted on Canada-wide warrant for abduction

Seven-year-old Violet Bennett has been found safe and sound, after being missing since Jan. 23, 2022. (RCMP Handout)