Andrea Rondeau

Andrea Rondeau column: Putting together year in review an enlightening process

Andrea Rondeau column: Putting together year in review an enlightening process

In the daily grind, stories come and go quickly and we’re always looking to the next publication.

Andrea Rondeau column: Putting together year in review an enlightening process
VIDEO: Massive flooding closes Westholme Road

VIDEO: Massive flooding closes Westholme Road

The road is closed past the Halalt reserve

VIDEO: Massive flooding closes Westholme Road
A mudslide has closed Highway 18 to Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Mudslide closes Highway 18 to Lake Cowichan for westbound traffic

A detour is being put in place on Cowichan Lake Road

A mudslide has closed Highway 18 to Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Saltspring Island man’s video shows windstorm’s hard hit

Saltspring Island man’s video shows windstorm’s hard hit

Since the storm, BC Hydro has been working around the clock to get power back up and running

Saltspring Island man’s video shows windstorm’s hard hit
Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Forest Discovery Centre super volunteer Roland Brown stroll along the pathway through the forest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Justin Trudeau gets warm welcome at BC Forest Discovery Centre

“I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is to be here today with all of you.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Forest Discovery Centre super volunteer Roland Brown stroll along the pathway through the forest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Duncan tomorrow. (Adam Scotti/PMO)

Justin Trudeau headed to Cowichan Saturday

Trudeau will be heading to the BC Forest Discovery Centre

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Duncan tomorrow. (Adam Scotti/PMO)
UPDATE: Brush fire in Shawnigan likely caused by cigarette butt

UPDATE: Brush fire in Shawnigan likely caused by cigarette butt

They identified the area as being just after the turnoff to Sooke Lake Road

UPDATE: Brush fire in Shawnigan likely caused by cigarette butt
Two girls almost drowned Saturday, after an electrical cord dangled into Cowichan Lake. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Electrical cord leads to near drowning at Vancouver Island lake

The two received a shock from the cord touching the water, and they panicked

Two girls almost drowned Saturday, after an electrical cord dangled into Cowichan Lake. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. It later succumbed to its injuries. (submitted)

Official calls Duncan animal cruelty case one of worst she’s ever seen

BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16.

BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. It later succumbed to its injuries. (submitted)
BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. It later succumbed to its injuries. (submitted)

SPCA official calls Vancouver Island animal cruelty case one of worst she’s ever seen

SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16 in Duncan.

BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16. It later succumbed to its injuries. (submitted)
Fuller Lake Park’s swimming beach boasts on-duty lifeguards. (rentalhomes.com photo)

5 places to swim in the Cowichan Valley

Here’s some of our favourites. What are yours?

Fuller Lake Park’s swimming beach boasts on-duty lifeguards. (rentalhomes.com photo)
UPDATE: Liberal Steve Housser concedes

UPDATE: Liberal Steve Housser concedes

Now begins the counting of the ballots and the biting of the fingernails for our MLA hopefuls.

UPDATE: Liberal Steve Housser concedes
Sonia Furstenau enjoys her victory with supporters at Cherry Point Vineyard Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sonia Furstenau enjoys her victory with supporters at Cherry Point Vineyard Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)