Cowichan News Staff

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)
A new group has formed to advocate for the revival of the E&N Railway line for both trains and trails. (File photo)

Group wants movement on restoring Island’s railway

E&N Railway Roundtable say restored railway cheaper than new highway

A new group has formed to advocate for the revival of the E&N Railway line for both trains and trails. (File photo)
Police arrested 11 people and seize drugs in raids on two homes in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

Police bust two drug houses in the Cowichan Valley, 11 arrested

Drugs seized and 11 people arrested

Police arrested 11 people and seize drugs in raids on two homes in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)
Up to 10cm of snow expected for parts of Vancouver Island

Up to 10cm of snow expected for parts of Vancouver Island

Snow is possible over Greater Victoria, East Vancouver Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Inland Vancouver Island

Up to 10cm of snow expected for parts of Vancouver Island
Police in the Cowichan Valley are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing local teen. Dallas MacLeod, 17, was last seen on Dec. 27 in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Police in Cowichan Valley ask for help finding missing teen

Dallas MacLeod, 17, reported missing again

Police in the Cowichan Valley are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing local teen. Dallas MacLeod, 17, was last seen on Dec. 27 in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Air quality advisory issued for Duncan. (File photo)

Air quality advisory issued for Duncan

Open burning restrictions in effect

Air quality advisory issued for Duncan. (File photo)
Police arrest youth in Duncan after alleged robbery with a BB gun

Police arrest youth in Duncan after alleged robbery with a BB gun

Incident was Dec. 4, arrest was made the next day

Police arrest youth in Duncan after alleged robbery with a BB gun
Body of Cowichan Bay’s missing boater Daniel Borthwick has been found on a beach in North Saanich. (File photo)

Body of missing Cowichan Bay boater found

The body of missing boater Daniel Borthwick was found on a beach in North Saanich on Saturday

Body of Cowichan Bay’s missing boater Daniel Borthwick has been found on a beach in North Saanich. (File photo)
North Cowichan’s South End firefighters were called to a fire in the area just north of the dike behind Fun Pacific off Beverly Street on Monday evening just before 5:30 p.m. BLACK PRESS photo

Firefighters dodge discarded needles at Duncan brush blaze

North Cowichan’s South End firefighters were called to a fire Monday evening just before 5:30 p.m.

North Cowichan’s South End firefighters were called to a fire in the area just north of the dike behind Fun Pacific off Beverly Street on Monday evening just before 5:30 p.m. BLACK PRESS photo
RCMP arrested two Duncan men during a drug deal Thursday. (File photo)

Suspected ‘dial-a-dope’ drug deal interrupted in Duncan

Two men from Duncan were arrested after getting caught in a drug deal on Thursday

RCMP arrested two Duncan men during a drug deal Thursday. (File photo)
Dallas McLeod, 17, from North Cowichan goes missing for third time in little more than a year. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley teen girl goes missing again

North Cowichan teenager reported missing for third time in little more than a year

Dallas McLeod, 17, from North Cowichan goes missing for third time in little more than a year. (File photo)
RV, pickup, car collide at highway intersection in Duncan

RV, pickup, car collide at highway intersection in Duncan

Rollover crash blocks traffic, causes minor injuries

RV, pickup, car collide at highway intersection in Duncan
Brad Skene and his wife Alanna Skene, both teachers in the Cowichan Valley school district, have both been disciplined and reprimanded for inappropriate activities with former students. (File photo)

UPDATE: Cowichan teachers reprimanded for incidents with alcohol, hot tub

Married teachers from Cowichan Secondary School held accountable for actions with former students

Brad Skene and his wife Alanna Skene, both teachers in the Cowichan Valley school district, have both been disciplined and reprimanded for inappropriate activities with former students. (File photo)
To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council is continuing “Operation Dry Water”. Its goal is to discourage this dangerous practice. (Contributed photo)

Drinking and boating can be a lethal combination

The Canadian Safe Boating Council is launching a new campaign to discourage this dangerous practice.

To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council is continuing “Operation Dry Water”. Its goal is to discourage this dangerous practice. (Contributed photo)