Cowichan News Staff

Shawnigan Lake RCMP seeks help from the public in locating Janet Klassen, 81, who went missing on jan. 24. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Body of missing Shawnigan woman found, no criminality suspected, say RCMP

Janet Klassen reported missing on Jan. 24

Shawnigan Lake RCMP seeks help from the public in locating Janet Klassen, 81, who went missing on jan. 24. (RCMP photo)
Tires on at least 13 vehicles in the Cobble Hill area were slashed in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. The RCMP are investigating. (Citizen file photo)
Tires on at least 13 vehicles in the Cobble Hill area were slashed in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. The RCMP are investigating. (Citizen file photo)
Police have arrested two after a break-and-enter in Youbou on Dec. 23, 2022. (Gazette file)

Police arrest 2 after B&E in Youbou

One suspect taken to hospital for exposure

Police have arrested two after a break-and-enter in Youbou on Dec. 23, 2022. (Gazette file)
The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)

All aboard! Christmas Express set ride again in Cowichan

Crafts, fire pits, indoor entertainment, miniature Christmas Village at the Forest Discovery Centre

The Christmas Express is back at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for 16 evenings in 2022. (Citizen file)
Police warn of “sextortion” cyber scams. (Citizen file photo)

Police warn of huge jump in “sextortion” scams in Cowichan

Online sex scams have increased in the region by 163 per cent since last year

Police warn of “sextortion” cyber scams. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)

Salish Bear Totem returned to Malahat summit

Totem set on fire last year

A totem at the top of the Malahat that had been vandalized has now been replaced. (Photo courtesy of City of Duncan)
Duncan woman arrested after drug bust at a city home found a variety of drugs and cash. (RCMP photo)

Duncan woman arrested during drug raid

44-year-old had a variety of drugs and cash in home

Duncan woman arrested after drug bust at a city home found a variety of drugs and cash. (RCMP photo)
Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

RCMP catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

Six drivers also ticketed for excessive speeding

Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)

New photos released in case of missing Cowichan Valley father and daughter

Bennett reported missing along with daughter Voilet on Jan. 23

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)
Cowichan Tribes members are voting on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that, if passed, will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes to vote on deal to put control over education back in its hands

First Nation has been negotiating with federal government on landmark agreement for 15 years

Cowichan Tribes members are voting on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that, if passed, will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

2-week shutdown coming to Crofton mill in November

Both the paper and pulp operations at the mill will be curtailed from Nov. 9 until about Nov. 24

Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)

Cowichan schools targeted with racist graffiti

Four schools hit since May 12

Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)
Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)

RCMP nab prolific property offender in Ladysmith with assist from police dog Herc

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled from the area towards Chemainus.

Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)
RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway

RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway

Bird expected to make full recovery

RCMP rescue wounded raven on Vancouver Island highway
Country entertainment, with a helping of Christmas cheer, is coming to town with the Louisiana Hayride Show. (Submitted)
Country entertainment, with a helping of Christmas cheer, is coming to town with the Louisiana Hayride Show. (Submitted)
BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan
RCMP are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a trail between Chaster Road and Boys Road. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan woman allegedly pulled into woods and sexually assaulted

Incident reportedly occurred Wednesday afternoon

RCMP are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a trail between Chaster Road and Boys Road. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Nanaimo United player Hussein Behery, left, defends against Cowichan FC’s Billy Bagiopoulos during the teams’ provincial quarterfinal showdown at the Sherman Road turf in Duncan on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Nanaimo United just misses in playoff loss to Cowichan FC

Cowichan scores on penalty kick in overtime, Nanaimo has goal called back

Nanaimo United player Hussein Behery, left, defends against Cowichan FC’s Billy Bagiopoulos during the teams’ provincial quarterfinal showdown at the Sherman Road turf in Duncan on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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