Warren Goulding

A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)

Wu-Tang Clan and Canadian favourites to headline Cowichan’s Laketown Shakedown

Wu-Tang Clan, an American hip hop band that has been on the…

A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)
Ethan Sampson’s father Darack Sampson and Cowichan Tribes Councillor Jen Charlie say it is highly unusual for Ethan to be out of contact for so long. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Search for missing Cowichan Tribes man intensifies

Ethan Sampson has been missing since Thursday night.

Ethan Sampson’s father Darack Sampson and Cowichan Tribes Councillor Jen Charlie say it is highly unusual for Ethan to be out of contact for so long. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
The Cowichan Search and Rescue team prepares to head down the cliff face at Stoney Hill to try to find dog Frankie. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

‘We’ll keep him in our hearts:’ Dog dies after plunging off Vancouver Island cliff

Nikki Bigger will leave the Cowichan Valley with a broken heart and without Frankie.

The Cowichan Search and Rescue team prepares to head down the cliff face at Stoney Hill to try to find dog Frankie. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Ben Kilmer’s disappearance in May 2018 sparked a massive search. His body was found in October. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that he died by suicide. (Citizen file)

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Ben Kilmer’s disappearance in May 2018 sparked a massive search. His body was found in October. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that he died by suicide. (Citizen file)
Tonya Kilmer argues that details of how her husband took his own life should not be released to the public, as it could have a traumatic effect on friends and family. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

B.C. woman fighting to block coroner’s report detailing husband’s death

Fears revealing exactly how Ben Kilmer took his life will have traumatic effect on her two children

Tonya Kilmer argues that details of how her husband took his own life should not be released to the public, as it could have a traumatic effect on friends and family. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
A photo from Ben and Tonya’s engagement. (submitted)

One year after heartbreaking B.C. search, wife reflects on late husband

First anniversary of Ben Kilmer’s disappearance, and a search that galvanized Vancouver Island

A photo from Ben and Tonya’s engagement. (submitted)
Colin John’s murder trial is on hold, likely until spring of next year. (file photo)

John murder trial at Duncan courthouse on pause until spring

John is charged with the May 2016 murder of 20-year-old Derek Descoteau

Colin John’s murder trial is on hold, likely until spring of next year. (file photo)
House at 9833 Willow Street will be moved to make way for a multi-family building with seven one-bedroom units. (Photo by Warren Goulding)

Lefebure’s housing project draws mixed reviews at open house

Former North Cowichan mayor provides details on plans for Chemainus lot

House at 9833 Willow Street will be moved to make way for a multi-family building with seven one-bedroom units. (Photo by Warren Goulding)
Colin John’s murder trial has been halted pending a psychiatric assessment of John. (file photo)

Murder trial of Chemainus man halted pending psych report

Justice Warren said it was essential to ascertain John’s level of fitness to stand trial.

Colin John’s murder trial has been halted pending a psychiatric assessment of John. (file photo)
Derek Descoteau was killed in Chemainus in 2016. (submitted)

Sight of murder weapon disturbing for family in trial of Chemainus man

Family members wept and a sheriff provided tissues

Derek Descoteau was killed in Chemainus in 2016. (submitted)
Colin John has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder. (file photo)

Paramedic treated accused killer at the scene

Described strange behaviour of man with minor injuries

Colin John has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder. (file photo)
Trial: Witness describes encounter with accused murderer while tending to fatally injured Descoteau

Trial: Witness describes encounter with accused murderer while tending to fatally injured Descoteau

Wright said he was working in his yard when he heard a woman screaming.

Trial: Witness describes encounter with accused murderer while tending to fatally injured Descoteau
Colin John has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder. (file photo)

Accused pleads not guilty as Trial opens in 2016 Chemainus murder

Colin John quietly entered not guilty pleas to both charges.

Colin John has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder. (file photo)
Derek Descoteau was killed in Chemainus in 2016. (file photo)

Victim’s girlfriend testifies on first day of 2016 Chemainus murder trial

“I was soaked in blood from the neck down”: witness

Derek Descoteau was killed in Chemainus in 2016. (file photo)
Who was Chris Bloomfield, the Mill Bay man shot by police?

Who was Chris Bloomfield, the Mill Bay man shot by police?

A troubled man with a voracious appetite for illicit drugs and a non-conventional lifestyle

Who was Chris Bloomfield, the Mill Bay man shot by police?
UPDATE: Man killed by police at Mill Bay trailer park identified as Chris Bloomfield

UPDATE: Man killed by police at Mill Bay trailer park identified as Chris Bloomfield

Officers were attempting arrest in connection to previous assault

UPDATE: Man killed by police at Mill Bay trailer park identified as Chris Bloomfield
Dozen Search Dog Association members come up empty in weekend hunt for missing Vancouver Island man
Dozen Search Dog Association members come up empty in weekend hunt for missing Vancouver Island man
Pow wow chairman Joe Thorne speaks to the big crowd. For more photos and video from the event go to www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Quw’utsun Intertribal Pow Wow draws thousands to Cowichan

Despite a blazing sun that pushed the thermometer into the mid-30s range,…

Pow wow chairman Joe Thorne speaks to the big crowd. For more photos and video from the event go to www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
North Cowichan South End firefighters make sure a blaze at the old VIU campus is properly extinguished. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Dangerous Duncan fire quickly doused Saturday

Smoke could be seen rising from the area by people attending the Quw’utsun Intertribal Pow Wow

North Cowichan South End firefighters make sure a blaze at the old VIU campus is properly extinguished. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Kevin Shiell is an avid outdoorsman who has joined in the search for 41-year-old Ben Kilmer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Chemainus ‘Mountain Man’ joins search for Ben Kilmer

Kevin Shiell has been putting his extensive outdoor skills to good use

Kevin Shiell is an avid outdoorsman who has joined in the search for 41-year-old Ben Kilmer. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)