Robert Barron

Complaint about “excessive nudity” in change rooms

Complaint about “excessive nudity” in change rooms

Vancouver Island man says he is uncomfortable with level of nudity in men’s change room

Complaint about “excessive nudity” in change rooms
A video created by the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association has gone viral. (screen shot)

VIDEO: Tiny therapeutic horse makes for touching story

Viral video from Vancouver Island therapeutic riding association has more than 500,000 views in just a few days

A video created by the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association has gone viral. (screen shot)
A rowing scull went through the front window of a school bus in Shawnigan Lake Friday morning. (Twitter/CowValleyBiker)

School bus crashes near Shawnigan Lake

Both drivers were injured, and 12 students on the school bus were unharmed

A rowing scull went through the front window of a school bus in Shawnigan Lake Friday morning. (Twitter/CowValleyBiker)
A woman from the Cowichan Valley says she found this razor blade in this milk carton. (Submitted photo)

Razor blade found in milk carton, Island woman claims

Investigation underway

A woman from the Cowichan Valley says she found this razor blade in this milk carton. (Submitted photo)
Lyndsey Gavin, originally from Lake Cowichan, is one of just two contestants left on this season the The Bachelor Canada. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan’s Lyndsey Gavin one of final two on ‘The Bachelor’

Just two of 20 original contestants left

Lyndsey Gavin, originally from Lake Cowichan, is one of just two contestants left on this season the The Bachelor Canada. (File photo)
The mothers of three missing First Nations men from the Cowichan Valley want answers to their disappearances. Pictured, from left, is Phyllis Henry, mother of Ian Henry, Liz Louie, mother of Desmond Peter, and Myra Charlie, mother of Everett Jones. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

The mothers of three missing First Nations men from the Cowichan Valley want answers to their disappearances. Pictured, from left, is Phyllis Henry, mother of Ian Henry, Liz Louie, mother of Desmond Peter, and Myra Charlie, mother of Everett Jones. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Protection service officer at Cowichan Hospital gets award for handling man with knife

Protection service officer at Cowichan Hospital gets award for handling man with knife

Charles Kraeling honoured for his heroic actions at the health facility during an incident in July.

Protection service officer at Cowichan Hospital gets award for handling man with knife
Officials from the Island Corridor Foundation are presenting an updated plan for railway revitalization on the Island. (File photo)
Officials from the Island Corridor Foundation are presenting an updated plan for railway revitalization on the Island. (File photo)
Man from Cowichan Valley claims he killed two men on the Island two decades ago. (File photo)

Witness in Victoria court case admits to previous killings

The man was a paid agent of the RCMP, who say they had no evidence to back up the confessions

Man from Cowichan Valley claims he killed two men on the Island two decades ago. (File photo)
The Cowichan Valley could have some snow over the next few days. (File photo)

Island could see snow in the next few days

Environment Canada forecasts colder winter this year

The Cowichan Valley could have some snow over the next few days. (File photo)
California seeks to extradite a Cowichan Valley man for a cold-case murder. (File photo)

BC man wanted for murder in California cold-case

Anthony Michael Kubica is a suspect in the cold-case murder of a wealthy California widow who disappeared from her home 27 years ago.

California seeks to extradite a Cowichan Valley man for a cold-case murder. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau being sued by Cobble Hill Holdings over statements made about owners. (File photo)

MLA Furstenau being sued by contaminated soil site owners

Furstenau, MLA for the Cowichan Valley, sued over comments made about owners in a speech

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau being sued by Cobble Hill Holdings over statements made about owners. (File photo)
Bob Day, a councillor in Lake Cowichan, was harassed twice at his workplace last week. (File photo)

Councillor and other local government officials tell of increasing harassment

Day talked about his experience at a workshop at the Union of B.C. Municipalities

Bob Day, a councillor in Lake Cowichan, was harassed twice at his workplace last week. (File photo)
Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees

Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees

Duncan-based company said it was the right thing to do

Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees
Fall webworm nests on trees in the Cowichan Valley are becoming increasingly common recently. (File photo)
Fall webworm nests on trees in the Cowichan Valley are becoming increasingly common recently. (File photo)
Cobble Hill Holdings is suing the province over its decision last February to pull the permit for its contaminated soil landfill near Shawnigan Lake. The controversial project was the focus of demonstrations and lawsuits from the community for years. (File photo)

Cobble Hill Holdings sues province over lost operating permit

Owner of contaminated soil landfill near Shawnigan Lake also names Mary Polak in suit

Cobble Hill Holdings is suing the province over its decision last February to pull the permit for its contaminated soil landfill near Shawnigan Lake. The controversial project was the focus of demonstrations and lawsuits from the community for years. (File photo)
Smoke to finally clear over Vancouver Island this weekend

Smoke to finally clear over Vancouver Island this weekend

Changing weather will bring rain and cooler temperatures

Smoke to finally clear over Vancouver Island this weekend
Southern Vancouver Island will experience its first heat wave of the summer this week. Smoke from the fires in the province’s interior is also expected to hit the coast in the coming days. (File photo)

Make sure rising mercury not deadly, say officials as heat wave set to hit Island

Smoke from interior fires also expected to hit area this week

Southern Vancouver Island will experience its first heat wave of the summer this week. Smoke from the fires in the province’s interior is also expected to hit the coast in the coming days. (File photo)
Employees at Coronation Plaza are becoming increasingly concerned about people dumpster-diving and creating a mess in the garbage areas behind the mall’s stores. There have even been reports of people sleeping in the garbage bins. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan dumpster raiders raise alarms

Mall employees feel threatened

Employees at Coronation Plaza are becoming increasingly concerned about people dumpster-diving and creating a mess in the garbage areas behind the mall’s stores. There have even been reports of people sleeping in the garbage bins. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Ian Purcell captured this object on video as it traversed the sky above Shawnigan Lake. (Ian Purcell image)

VIDEO: UFO spotted near Shawnigan Lake

Witness took 10-minute video of object

Ian Purcell captured this object on video as it traversed the sky above Shawnigan Lake. (Ian Purcell image)
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