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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

Funding sought for next phase of Koksilah watershed plan

Funding sought for next phase of Koksilah watershed plan

The next phase of the development of major plans and strategies to deal with the increasingly troubled Koksilah watershed is ready to move forward
Robert Barron column: More timely responses needed after major weather events

Robert Barron column: More timely responses needed after major weather events

It’s hard to believe we’re still feeling the after effects of the catastrophic flooding which was caused by record-breaking rain in the Cowichan Valley in 2021
Vancouver Island salmon threatened by log-booming practices: report

Vancouver Island salmon threatened by log-booming practices: report

Log-boom operations in the Cowichan-Koksilah estuary are having a devastating impact on wild salmon populations: report
Duncan highway bypass idea ditched by North Cowichan

Duncan highway bypass idea ditched by North Cowichan

Mid-Island community erases option of easing traffic congestion because it doesn't like bypass options
Farm land under increasing threat, says agriculture official

Farm land under increasing threat, says agriculture official

Agricultural land across B.C. and in the Cowichan Valley are facing increasing pressures
Police seek owners of new vehicles in fatal hit-and-run near Duncan

Police seek owners of new vehicles in fatal hit-and-run near Duncan

Unclear why probe focusing on vehicles photographed miles away from where Leanne Joe, 17, died on April 18
Harassment of elected officials is 'quite real', says CVRD chair

Harassment of elected officials is 'quite real', says CVRD chair

The harassment of elected officials is “quite real” across the country, the chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District says
Robert Barron column: Working for veterinary clinics always fun

Robert Barron column: Working for veterinary clinics always fun

Who knew you have to have special training to drive an ambulance?
CVRD opens up doors to attached secondary suites in rural areas

CVRD opens up doors to attached secondary suites in rural areas

All residential properties zoned for single-family dwellings in all of the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s nine electoral areas will soon have the ability to create or construct an attached secondary suite to their home.
North Cowichan considers shortening wait times to resubmit rejected rezoning applications

North Cowichan considers shortening wait times to resubmit rejected rezoning applications

But rejected applications to amend OCP would still have to wait 12 months
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