Sarah Simpson

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday

Don’t forget to turn back your clock, change your batteries

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday
Tonya Kilmer, wife Ben Kilmer makes a plea to the public to continue looking for her missing husband at the RCMP Island District in Victoria a few months ago. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Tonya Kilmer grieves for husband, thanks community for support

“I never knew that I could or would ever feel pain like…

Tonya Kilmer, wife Ben Kilmer makes a plea to the public to continue looking for her missing husband at the RCMP Island District in Victoria a few months ago. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
UPDATE: Missing Duncan teen found safe

UPDATE: Missing Duncan teen found safe

The day after the mother of Frazer Smith-George asked for the public’s…

UPDATE: Missing Duncan teen found safe
McKinley Thomas-Perry and Bridget Burton with two of their gold medals from the 2018 B.C. Summer Games swimming relays in Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

CVRD offering grants to sports groups wanting to host big events

Valley athletic organizations looking to attract bigger and better sporting events to…

McKinley Thomas-Perry and Bridget Burton with two of their gold medals from the 2018 B.C. Summer Games swimming relays in Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Zeneah Helgason, 13, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, Aug. 28 at around 8:45 p.m. (Submitted)

Victoria mom fears for safety of troubled teen missing from mid Island

A 13-year-old Victoria girl is missing during a stay at her grandmother’s…

Zeneah Helgason, 13, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, Aug. 28 at around 8:45 p.m. (Submitted)
Progress being made on Maple Mountain fire, now 5.5 hectares

Progress being made on Maple Mountain fire, now 5.5 hectares

Contained but not extinguished, multiple crews still hard at work

Progress being made on Maple Mountain fire, now 5.5 hectares
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)
The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Island Health has issued beach advisories for Maple Bay Beach and its boat launch and Malcolm Beach in Chemainus. Swimming and wading is not recommended. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

High bacteria count leads to two North Cowichan beach advisories

Island Health has issued beach advisories for two North Cowichan beaches. Maple…

Island Health has issued beach advisories for Maple Bay Beach and its boat launch and Malcolm Beach in Chemainus. Swimming and wading is not recommended. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A man’s belongings were located on the Salt Spring-Crofton ferry but he was nowhere to be found. (Citizen file)

Possible man overboard delays Crofton-Vesuvius ferry

Air and water search and rescue teams called out to police incident

A man’s belongings were located on the Salt Spring-Crofton ferry but he was nowhere to be found. (Citizen file)
Greyhound will no longer operate in Vancouver Island and beyond. (Citizen file)

Readers have plenty to say about Greyhound putting on the brakes

“It is a sad day for a once proud company”

Greyhound will no longer operate in Vancouver Island and beyond. (Citizen file)
Chemainus’ Al Siebring announces mayoral bid in North Cowichan

Chemainus’ Al Siebring announces mayoral bid in North Cowichan

Three-term councillor first to formally declare candidacy

Chemainus’ Al Siebring announces mayoral bid in North Cowichan
Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)

Mounties seize 1,500 pot plants in ‘extensive Shawnigan raid

Mounties searched a property in the 4800-block of Goldstream Heights Drive on May 30

Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)
Police arrested a 36-year-old Duncan man after thefts at Best Buy and Canadian Tire in the Cowichan Commons mall. (Citizen file)

Man brandishes axe during robbery

Mounties were able to locate the suspect within two hours of the incident

Police arrested a 36-year-old Duncan man after thefts at Best Buy and Canadian Tire in the Cowichan Commons mall. (Citizen file)
Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)

Mounties raid “extensive” Vancouver Island pot grow operation

Execution of 3 search warrants has yielded 3 arrests and the seizure of 2,000 marijuana plants

Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)
The RainCoast Dog Rescue Society will hold a peaceful protest in front of the Duncan Courthouse against animal abuse and neglect on April 3 when the owners of Teddy, pictured, who died from neglect face a judge for the first time. (File photo)

Trial date set for alleged animal abusers on Van Isle

Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley pleaded not guilty and will go to trial in February 2019; their dog Teddy died from severe neglect

The RainCoast Dog Rescue Society will hold a peaceful protest in front of the Duncan Courthouse against animal abuse and neglect on April 3 when the owners of Teddy, pictured, who died from neglect face a judge for the first time. (File photo)
B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Douglas said a Ford F150 pickup truck was heading north when it struck a hydro pole just past McCurdy Road on the Malahat. (Black Press photo)

Driver hospitalized after truck hits pole on Malahat

The pole prevented the red truck from travelling down a steep embankment.

B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Douglas said a Ford F150 pickup truck was heading north when it struck a hydro pole just past McCurdy Road on the Malahat. (Black Press photo)
On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and North Vancouver. (Screen grab)

Small earthquake shakes East Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver…

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and North Vancouver. (Screen grab)
Cowichan Secondary School was the target of another threat this week. (File photo)

Threat at Cowichan Secondary results in police presence

Officials found the threat last week and immediately contacted police

Cowichan Secondary School was the target of another threat this week. (File photo)
Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Kenneth Jacob Fenton and his passenger “very, very lucky” to be alive

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash