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North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP searching for missing father and daughter in possible custody dispute

“We believe that Jesse Bennett is actively evading police”

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for seven-year-old Violet Bennett, who has gone missing with her father Jesse Bennett. (RCMP Handout)
Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)

Darius Rucker to headline Sunfest 2022

Cowichan Valley also welcomes Dallas Smith, Billy Currington Hardy, Kip Moore

Darius Rucker is the headliner for Sunfest 2022. (Photo courtesy of dariusrucker.com)
Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire at Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay on Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Trans-Canada-Highway in Mill Bay reopened as fire contained

It is being reported that the fire is at or near Pioneer Square Mall

Firefighters wrap up at the scene of a fire at Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay on Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island for Monday night, Nov. 8, 2021. Gusting winds could cause power outages and other damage. (Citizen file)

Wind warning issued for Vancouver Island

Strong gusting winds developing Monday night

A wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island for Monday night, Nov. 8, 2021. Gusting winds could cause power outages and other damage. (Citizen file)
Sixty-one-year-old Gerald Kearny has gone missing in the Fairy Creek protest area. (RCMP handout)

Missing man last seen in Fairy Creek logging protest area

Gerald Kearny, 61, was reported missing on Thursday, Oct. 21

Sixty-one-year-old Gerald Kearny has gone missing in the Fairy Creek protest area. (RCMP handout)
Three schools in the Cowichan Valley School District have COVID-19 clusters, according to Island Health. (Citizen file)

3 Cowichan schools identified by Island Health to have clusters of COVID-19 cases

École Mount Prevost Elementary, Tansor Elementary, Discovery Elementary

Three schools in the Cowichan Valley School District have COVID-19 clusters, according to Island Health. (Citizen file)
Firefighters have responded to a structure fire at a home on Belvedere Crescent in Sahtlam on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Firefighters respond to structure fire near Duncan

Home in Sahtlam area completely engulfed in flames

Firefighters have responded to a structure fire at a home on Belvedere Crescent in Sahtlam on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A smoke marker, which could be dangerous, remains lost in Cowichan Lake. (Submitted by RCMP)

Military loses potentially dangerous smoke marker in Cowichan Lake

Markers dropped into the lake on the north side on Friday, Aug. 6

A smoke marker, which could be dangerous, remains lost in Cowichan Lake. (Submitted by RCMP)
The CVRD is limiting hours at the Bing’s Creek transfer station, along with its other recycling and waste facilities, due to a heat wave that is hitting the area. (Citizen file)

Extreme heat has Cowichan waste and recycling centres limiting hours

Meade Creek Recycling Centre in the Cowichan Lake area will be closed entirely on Thursday, Friday

The CVRD is limiting hours at the Bing’s Creek transfer station, along with its other recycling and waste facilities, due to a heat wave that is hitting the area. (Citizen file)
Smokey skies and a helicopter overhead on the Mount Sicker side of the Holyoak Creek fire. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Smokey skies and a helicopter overhead on the Mount Sicker side of the Holyoak Creek fire. (Photo by Don Bodger)
RCMP officers have blocked off a section of Bell McKinnon Road north of Duncan Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

1 taken into custody as standoff with RCMP north of Duncan concludes

Multiple police cars and officers in the area

RCMP officers have blocked off a section of Bell McKinnon Road north of Duncan Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Two fundraisers have identified the youth killed in a Monday crash in Mill Bay as 11-year-old Avery Oye. (GoFundMe photo)

UPDATED: Youth cyclist killed in Mill Bay collision was ‘brilliant young boy of 11’

Fundraisers identify accident victim as Avery Oye

Two fundraisers have identified the youth killed in a Monday crash in Mill Bay as 11-year-old Avery Oye. (GoFundMe photo)
A crash at the corner of Allenby Road and the Trans-Canada Highway just outside of Duncan this morning, July 5, has closed the highway. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: 35-year-old woman killed in Duncan crash Monday

Initial reports said the incident involved a truck and a pedestrian

A crash at the corner of Allenby Road and the Trans-Canada Highway just outside of Duncan this morning, July 5, has closed the highway. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mike Coleman serves breakfast as a celebrity server at the Heart And Stroke Foundation’s annual breakfast. (Citizen file)

Longtime Duncan mayor Mike Coleman has died

Being mayor for more than two decades is far from the extent of Coleman’s legacy

Mike Coleman serves breakfast as a celebrity server at the Heart And Stroke Foundation’s annual breakfast. (Citizen file)
The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)

UPDATED: Father and daughter in Mill Bay plane crash recovering

Witness says plane was seen circling before going down in a residential Mill Bay subdivision

The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)
A hefty $15,000 in cash was seized after a driver fled from a traffic stop in Duncan. (Submitted)
A hefty $15,000 in cash was seized after a driver fled from a traffic stop in Duncan. (Submitted)
Jessica James, 40, has been missing since fall 2020, and police are asking for the public's help to find her. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley RCMP looking for missing woman

Have you seen Jessica James?

Jessica James, 40, has been missing since fall 2020, and police are asking for the public's help to find her. (Submitted)
Chris Bloomfield was shot by police at a Mill Bay trailer park in 2018. Two RCMP officers have now been cleared in his shooting. (Facebook photo)

Watchdog clears 2 Mounties in 2018 shooting death of man in Mill Bay home

Chris Bloomfield killed Nov. 10, 2018

Chris Bloomfield was shot by police at a Mill Bay trailer park in 2018. Two RCMP officers have now been cleared in his shooting. (Facebook photo)
Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)

Flooding causes evacuation order for Cowichan Tribes land; COVID-19 confirmed within First Nation

Cowichan Tribes issued an evacuation order for the Wil’seem Road and Sahilton Road areas

Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)

Natalie MacMaster coming to you through Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Here’s your chance to enjoy the famed fiddler in an online show with her husband Donnell Leahy.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)