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A woman is now facing six charges related to this fatal crash on the Malahat in 2018. (June Maffin photo)

Woman facing 6 charges in fatal 2018 Malahat crash

Sara Thomas to appear in court May 19 in Duncan

A woman is now facing six charges related to this fatal crash on the Malahat in 2018. (June Maffin photo)
Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)

Cowichan horse rescue needs help after tough beginning to 2020

Humanity for Horses Rescue Foundation has started a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of $33,000

Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
2 arrested in bust of social media app drug operation in Cowichan

2 arrested in bust of social media app drug operation in Cowichan

Quantities of suspected MDMA and Shatter, a marijuana derivative and benzodiazepine, were seized.

2 arrested in bust of social media app drug operation in Cowichan
Police have released photos of two persons of interest in the homicides on Christmas Eve in Duncan. (North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP photos)

RCMP release video, photos of two people of interest in Christmas Eve homicides in Duncan

The first person of interest is described as possibly a Caucasian male

Police have released photos of two persons of interest in the homicides on Christmas Eve in Duncan. (North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP photos)
RCMP on scene. Image: Andrea Rondeau

Police investigating homicide in Duncan on Christmas Day

Nearby in Charles Hoey Park, a tent had been set up.

RCMP on scene. Image: Andrea Rondeau
Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site

Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site

The forfeiture proceedings do not impact the closure plan for the landfill site

Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site
1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to the scene at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested two men and seized a significant amount of drugs in a bust on Oct. 22. (file photo)

Two arrested, 70 packages of drugs seized in Duncan bust

“Our investigators were at the right place”

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested two men and seized a significant amount of drugs in a bust on Oct. 22. (file photo)
Search and Rescue teams and an RCMP helicopter on Heather Mountain during the search for a lost 55-year-old hiker. (Patty Abbott photo)

Duncan woman found safe and sound on Heather Mountain after two-day ordeal

Alone, lost on the mountain with a chilly wet night setting in, the lost hiker did everything right

Search and Rescue teams and an RCMP helicopter on Heather Mountain during the search for a lost 55-year-old hiker. (Patty Abbott photo)
Loved ones looking for help after Cowichan Bay man attacked, suffers cracked skull

Loved ones looking for help after Cowichan Bay man attacked, suffers cracked skull

A well-known Cowichan Bay couple needs help, after an attack at Pier…

Loved ones looking for help after Cowichan Bay man attacked, suffers cracked skull
Matthew Darlington has been missing since April 3. (submitted)

UPDATED: missing 44-year-old Shawnigan man found

Matthew Gilbert Darlington was last seen on April 3

Matthew Darlington has been missing since April 3. (submitted)
VIDEO: Mattress fire at Cowichan Hospital under investigation

VIDEO: Mattress fire at Cowichan Hospital under investigation

The Cowichan District Hospital was locked down on Tuesday afternoon due to…

VIDEO: Mattress fire at Cowichan Hospital under investigation
Saltspring Island man’s video shows windstorm’s hard hit

Saltspring Island man’s video shows windstorm’s hard hit

Since the storm, BC Hydro has been working around the clock to get power back up and running

Saltspring Island man’s video shows windstorm’s hard hit
Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Fire crews called out wildfire near Crofton

A helicopter has been requested.

Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Forest Discovery Centre super volunteer Roland Brown stroll along the pathway through the forest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Justin Trudeau gets warm welcome at BC Forest Discovery Centre

“I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is to be here today with all of you.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Forest Discovery Centre super volunteer Roland Brown stroll along the pathway through the forest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Duncan tomorrow. (Adam Scotti/PMO)

Justin Trudeau headed to Cowichan Saturday

Trudeau will be heading to the BC Forest Discovery Centre

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Duncan tomorrow. (Adam Scotti/PMO)
Two girls almost drowned Saturday, after an electrical cord dangled into Cowichan Lake. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Electrical cord leads to near drowning at Vancouver Island lake

The two received a shock from the cord touching the water, and they panicked

Two girls almost drowned Saturday, after an electrical cord dangled into Cowichan Lake. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)