cowichan valley

The World’s Biggest Hockey Stick…for now, is at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Citizen file photo)

B.C.’s ‘World’s Largest Hockey Stick’ may soon be relinquishing its title

A 250-foot-long hockey stick is proposed outside a recently approved ice arena in Lockport, Illinois

 

Jaret Goula (Submitted)

Vancouver Island teens making waves in the international waterskiing world

Jake Chambers and Jaret Goulah represent the Victoria Aqua Ski Club of Shawnigan Lake

 

Team Canada applauds Morgan Jackson as she skates with the winner’s cup at the 2023 U18 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Sweden. Photo supplied

Courteany-raised hockey player wins world gold

Morgan Jackson relished her role on the penalty kill

 

Team Canada applauds Morgan Jackson as she skates with the winner’s cup at the 2023 U18 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Sweden. Photo supplied

Courtenay-raised hockey player wins world gold

Morgan Jackson relished her role on the penalty kill

Team Canada applauds Morgan Jackson as she skates with the winner’s cup at the 2023 U18 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Sweden. Photo supplied
Screenshot of the video taken by Trevor Shewaga while following a car with no tire travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday night. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Drunk driver loses wheel, keeps driving to Duncan

Three men on their way home from a football game took video

Screenshot of the video taken by Trevor Shewaga while following a car with no tire travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday night. (Screenshot)
Professional gardener Denis Canuel is angry about the volume of traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan’s core. (Black Press file)

Traffic light out on Duncan highway corridor an emergency says commuter, 911 disagrees

Man chastized by authorities for calling 911 for what he deems was a clear threat to public safety

Professional gardener Denis Canuel is angry about the volume of traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan’s core. (Black Press file)
Elite curler Carley Hardie will be participating in the U21 provincial playdowns at the Glen Harper Curling Centre at the end of the month. (Courtesy of the Duncan Curling Club)

Duncan Curling Club to host U21 Provincial playdowns

Public welcome to watch the action at the Sherman Road curling facility

Elite curler Carley Hardie will be participating in the U21 provincial playdowns at the Glen Harper Curling Centre at the end of the month. (Courtesy of the Duncan Curling Club)
Josh Derrah and Gina Dias. (Submitted photo)

Cold weather shelter not open on night of homeless man’s death in Duncan

28-year-old Josh Derrah died outside of the A&W on Dec. 20

Josh Derrah and Gina Dias. (Submitted photo)
A fully engulfed compact vehicle ablaze in the driveway of a Belcarra Road home Monday morning as photographed by neighbour Alanah Downie. (Courtesy of Alanah Downie)

No injuries as car erupts alongside B.C. home’s Christmas display

“I heard two explosions before looking outside to see where the noise was from”

A fully engulfed compact vehicle ablaze in the driveway of a Belcarra Road home Monday morning as photographed by neighbour Alanah Downie. (Courtesy of Alanah Downie)
Drive BC’s Skutz Falls highway cam looking west Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:16 p.m. (Drive BC screenshot)
Drive BC’s Skutz Falls highway cam looking west Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:16 p.m. (Drive BC screenshot)
A group of Cowichan dog professionals has teamed up to help international organization Breaking the Chains raise funds to support dogs caught up in the war in Ukraine. (Breaking the Chains photo)

Vancouver Island dog professionals team up to help dogs flee Ukraine war

Fundraiser for Breaking the Chains organization

A group of Cowichan dog professionals has teamed up to help international organization Breaking the Chains raise funds to support dogs caught up in the war in Ukraine. (Breaking the Chains photo)
Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)

Mill Bay man worried by Grand Theft Auto-style catalytic converter theft

Breghman Dolan’s car was chained to a truck, towed and flipped over outside George Bonner Elementary

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)
The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Island Health issued an air quality advisory for the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island air quality advisory issued Sunday remain in effect

Those in Alberni and Cowichan with chronic conditions urged to take extra care and stay indoors

The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Island Health issued an air quality advisory for the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Black Press file photo)
Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)

250 rowers gather on Vancouver Island lake for national championship

Brigid Kennedy placed second in the lightweight women’s single event

Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)
Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)

Vancouver Island lake set to host its first national rowing championship

Quamichan Lake near Duncan to host Canada’s rowing nationals this week

Rowing Canada is continuing plans to make Quamichan Lake its home base. (File photo)
Greater Duncan residents report upwards of three loud explosions in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 (Google)

Mystery ‘explosions’ rock Duncan area, leave residents puzzled

Some report hearing as many as three loud early morning bangs, cause unexplained

Greater Duncan residents report upwards of three loud explosions in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 (Google)
Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (file)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (Citizen file photo)

Vancouver man dies in Vancouver Island tubing tragedy

A 56-year-old Vancouver man died after being carried through section of Cowichan River rapids

The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (file)
The Cowichan River has claimed the life of a 56-year-old Vancouver man. (Citizen file photo)
An avid flier, M5 owner Rod Lewis also has a float-mountain Carbon Cub aircraft carried on the aft deck, which captured the attention of those walking the dock to view the colossal craft. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
An avid flier, M5 owner Rod Lewis also has a float-mountain Carbon Cub aircraft carried on the aft deck, which captured the attention of those walking the dock to view the colossal craft. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
With two vials of lake water already collected, Jim Deck pours a vial of regular water into an empty vial to measure the amount of sunscreen in the air. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)

Volunteers take the plunge to test sunscreen levels in Cowichan Lake, river

Visitors coming to Cowichan Lake area from around the globe

With two vials of lake water already collected, Jim Deck pours a vial of regular water into an empty vial to measure the amount of sunscreen in the air. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)