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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

Salish Sea anchored freighter noise mitigations permanent, ships will stay

Salish Sea anchored freighter noise mitigations permanent, ships will stay

Pilot program measures off southern Gulf Islands and eastern Vancouver Island to be adopted
World's biggest hockey stick being recycled into collectibles

World's biggest hockey stick being recycled into collectibles

Duncan icon from Expo 86 being taken down and turned into key and backpack fobs
New $7M Duncan urgent and primary care centre expected in late 2025

New $7M Duncan urgent and primary care centre expected in late 2025

Facility added to the 7 UPCCs already operating within the Island Health region
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
Island farm land under increasing threat, says agriculture official

Island farm land under increasing threat, says agriculture official

Provincial planner urges local authorities to do what they can to protect and encourage agriculture
Harassment of elected officials 'quite real': veteran Island mayor

Harassment of elected officials 'quite real': veteran Island mayor

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone civility and the ability to disagree are gone in social media age
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
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
Group looks for improved Vancouver Island bus service with cheaper fares

Group looks for improved Vancouver Island bus service with cheaper fares

Better Island Transit targets trips between Duncan and Victoria as it lobbies for more service
New Cowichan hospital reaches construction milestone

New Cowichan hospital reaches construction milestone

Community gathers to sign last steel girder in section of facility
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