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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

Group looks for improved Vancouver Island bus service with cheaper fares

Group looks for improved Vancouver Island bus service with cheaper fares

Better Island Transit targets trips between Duncan and Victoria as it lobbies for more service
New Cowichan hospital reaches construction milestone

New Cowichan hospital reaches construction milestone

Community gathers to sign last steel girder in section of facility
Pride flag at Cowichan Aquatic Centre vandalized

Pride flag at Cowichan Aquatic Centre vandalized

Incident occurred days before Pride Month
Robert Barron column: Digital cameras are a big help in newsrooms

Robert Barron column: Digital cameras are a big help in newsrooms

I had used all of the three rolls of film I had with me before the fire really got going
Cool, wet spring so far bodes well for Cowichan water levels

Cool, wet spring so far bodes well for Cowichan water levels

Recent rain, delayed snow pack melt causes optimism for battered Island river system
Long-lost B.C. racing bike returned, restored 30 years after it was stolen

Long-lost B.C. racing bike returned, restored 30 years after it was stolen

Former masters cyclist Gay Wise, now 84, had custom bike stolen in Vancouver decades ago
Dog found dead, shot in chest in Vancouver Island woods

Dog found dead, shot in chest in Vancouver Island woods

BCSPCA leading investigation
B.C. mom, kids traumatized after their cat shot 3 times in the head

B.C. mom, kids traumatized after their cat shot 3 times in the head

SPCA investigating ‘appalling’ incident that occurred on Vancouver Island near Duncan
Island Corridor Foundation has new CEO

Island Corridor Foundation has new CEO

Thomas Bevan takes over from outgoing CEO Larry Stevenson on June 1
Cowichan MP’s brain injury bill debated in Parliament

Cowichan MP’s brain injury bill debated in Parliament

Final vote possible in June
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