Cowichan News Staff

Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Safety improvements have been installed on the Trans Canada Highway near Bamberton in preparation for the opening of the new Malahat Skywalk (pictured) on July 15. (File graphic)
Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)

Cowichan schools targeted with racist graffiti

Four schools hit since May 12

Cowichan Secondary School was one of four local schools targeted with racist graffiti over the past four weeks. (File photo)
Thousands in the Cowichan Valley and the south Island were still without power as of Tuesday morning after an unexpected snowstorm hit the area on Monday, with heavy snow cracking off tree branches and taking down power lines. Pictured is a vehicle in Duncan after being struck by falling branches. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Thousands still without power in Cowichan after Monday snowstorm

BC Hydro crews working around the clock to repair damage

Thousands in the Cowichan Valley and the south Island were still without power as of Tuesday morning after an unexpected snowstorm hit the area on Monday, with heavy snow cracking off tree branches and taking down power lines. Pictured is a vehicle in Duncan after being struck by falling branches. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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
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
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)
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)
The main campus of Cowichan Secondary School is located on James Street just west of York Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Allegation of sexual assault dismissed

Police say the suspect in the alleged incident reported June 8 has been released without charge.

The main campus of Cowichan Secondary School is located on James Street just west of York Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)