Lexi Bainas

Search underway for Benjamin Kilmer, 41

Search underway for Benjamin Kilmer, 41

Chopper in the air and long line of vehicles at roadside told the tale: search in progress

Search underway for Benjamin Kilmer, 41
Photographs like this by last year’s winner Chris Donovan will be on display in the gallery at the Island Savings Centre.

Canada’s best news photos of the year are on display on Vancouver Island

If you love photojournalism, or even a great photograph of any kind, this is a show for you

Photographs like this by last year’s winner Chris Donovan will be on display in the gallery at the Island Savings Centre.
Eric Church will lead a star-studded lineup onto the big stage at Sunfest Country Music Festival this August. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Eric Church leads star-studded lineup at Sunfest

There’s lot to like in a jam-packed lineup at Sunfest this August

Eric Church will lead a star-studded lineup onto the big stage at Sunfest Country Music Festival this August. (Submitted)
Granger Taylor could fix anything mechanical, even if he was short on official book-learning. (Submitted)

Where did Granger Taylor go? New documentary probes mysterious disappearance

The Duncan man’s disappearance in 1980 still intrigues space watchers today

Granger Taylor could fix anything mechanical, even if he was short on official book-learning. (Submitted)
By the shape of the head, it appears a sea lion has reached Somenos Marsh. To see the video, go to cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Submitted)

Video of adventurous sea lion swimming in Vancouver Island marsh going viral

Everyone’s talking about (and sharing) the video of a sea lion who’s made his way to Somenos Marsh

By the shape of the head, it appears a sea lion has reached Somenos Marsh. To see the video, go to cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Submitted)
VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight

VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight

They’re out in force for a morning stroll. Check out some of Youbou’s famous elk.

VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight
Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last week to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Human remains found at Cowichan Lake

Speculation it may be Darreld Rayner, who has been missing for 10 years

Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out last week to assist in the recovery of human remains at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
Cash on the barrelhead? Nope. This stuff is counterfeit, and part of the haul made by North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP officers during a raid on a Maple Bay house Nov. 23. (Submitted)

Mounties dismantle counterfeiters ring with raid in Maple Bay Thursday

Counterfeiting paraphernalia found along with firearms, stolen property as police swept in Nov. 23

Cash on the barrelhead? Nope. This stuff is counterfeit, and part of the haul made by North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP officers during a raid on a Maple Bay house Nov. 23. (Submitted)
Daniel Borthwick, from Cowichan Bay, is missing. (Submitted)

RCMP searching for missing Cowichan Bay boater, Daniel Borthwick

His Zodiac has been found but he has not, so far.

Daniel Borthwick, from Cowichan Bay, is missing. (Submitted)
RCMP from several detachments were involved in eventual capture of four suspects. (Submitted)

Crime spree at Cowichan Lake ends in capture of four in the woods

Four people are in custody after a crime spree at Cowichan Lake led to a chase in the bush.

RCMP from several detachments were involved in eventual capture of four suspects. (Submitted)
Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)
VIDEO: High Times brings rapper Lil Kim to Laketown Ranch.

VIDEO: High Times brings rapper Lil Kim to Laketown Ranch.

They call her the Queen of Hip Hop, but whatever you call her, you need to be there Saturday night.

VIDEO: High Times brings rapper Lil Kim to Laketown Ranch.
Surveillance video catches a woman riding the bike away from the Cools’ yard. (Submitted)

Bike thief seen on video, found after she rode stolen bike to RCMP office.

Owner discovered bike thief at police station with the bicycle.

Surveillance video catches a woman riding the bike away from the Cools’ yard. (Submitted)
Wyclef Jean coming to Laketown Ranch for High Times Cannabis Cup Canada. (Submitted)

VIDEO: High Times purchases Legends Valley festival

The popular cannabis media company has announced it is bringing Wyclef Jean to headline Laketown Ranch next week.

Wyclef Jean coming to Laketown Ranch for High Times Cannabis Cup Canada. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island actor proposes to Riverdale actress

Vancouver Island actor proposes to Riverdale actress

Jameson Parker and Tiera Skovbye get engaged on the Kinsol Trestle near Shawnigan Lake.

Vancouver Island actor proposes to Riverdale actress
Body Count is just one of headliners coming to Laketown Ranch for the Legends Valley festival. (submitted)

VIDEO: Body Count, House of Pain lead parade of acts coming to Legends Valley festival

Combining great music with the Bio Cup cannabis get together, Legends Valley is a unique event

Body Count is just one of headliners coming to Laketown Ranch for the Legends Valley festival. (submitted)
Dragon found in Cowichan Valley

Dragon found in Cowichan Valley

Forest company workers find a Bearded Dragon lizard wandering around on a logging road.

Dragon found in Cowichan Valley