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Cowichan Piggies senior men’s head coach Andrew Wright, club president Angie Gudmundseth and VP Admin Mike Rea address club members during a blessing ceremony at the Cowichan Rugby Football Club grounds last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island rugby club takes steps toward reconciliation

Blessing ceremony at Cowichan’s Herd Road grounds includes Tzinquaw Dancers

Cowichan Piggies senior men’s head coach Andrew Wright, club president Angie Gudmundseth and VP Admin Mike Rea address club members during a blessing ceremony at the Cowichan Rugby Football Club grounds last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A banner honouring Nick Collins hangs in Kerry Park Arena. The Islanders’ annual Nick Collins Game was played at the arena on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Island hockey trio escape serious injury in car crash following memorial game

Kerry Park Islanders players escape serious injury in accident following Nick Collins Game

A banner honouring Nick Collins hangs in Kerry Park Arena. The Islanders’ annual Nick Collins Game was played at the arena on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Enzo Wilson died on Monday morning after suffering injuries in a fire on Halloween night. Photo used by permission of the family. (Submitted by Darla Smith)

‘Bravest little warrior’: B.C. boy badly burned in Halloween house fire dies

Five-year-old Enzo Wilson from Cowichan has succumbed to his injuries

Enzo Wilson died on Monday morning after suffering injuries in a fire on Halloween night. Photo used by permission of the family. (Submitted by Darla Smith)
Cowichan Secondary’s Annika Renz gets the ball past an Oak Bay player during Monday’s Island AAA field hockey final at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Secondary falls to Oak Bay in Island field hockey final

Two goals late in the second quarter make the difference

Cowichan Secondary’s Annika Renz gets the ball past an Oak Bay player during Monday’s Island AAA field hockey final at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Perfection! Jeremy Garside bowls 300 at Duncan Lanes

Garside is youngest to bowl perfect game in Cowichan Valley

Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Enzo Wilson underwent surgery after suffering extensive burns in a fire that destroyed his family’s home on Halloween night. (GoFundMe photo)

Neighbours save badly burned 5-year-old from B.C. Halloween house fire

Boy sustained burns to 35% of his body

Enzo Wilson underwent surgery after suffering extensive burns in a fire that destroyed his family’s home on Halloween night. (GoFundMe photo)
Police are investigating an alleged double homicide in Crofton. (File photo)

RCMP investigating reported double homicide in Crofton

Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 23

Police are investigating an alleged double homicide in Crofton. (File photo)
Two-time Olympic wrestler Danielle Lappage shows off some moves, using Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club as her guinea pig, after speaking to students at Queen Margaret’s School on Oct. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Olympic wrestler talks perseverance with Vancouver island students

Danielle Lappage overcame injuries and disappointment over her remarkable career

Two-time Olympic wrestler Danielle Lappage shows off some moves, using Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club as her guinea pig, after speaking to students at Queen Margaret’s School on Oct. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan’s Callum Davison is the Points Leader and Player of the Year on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada for 2021. (Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada photo)

Duncan golfer Callum Davison wins Mackenzie Tour points title

Overall championship comes with invitation to 2022 RBC Canadian Open

Duncan’s Callum Davison is the Points Leader and Player of the Year on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada for 2021. (Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada photo)
RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters during enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)

Protesters arrested for blocking industry at Fairy Creek

Police also investigating protesters’ interaction with tree planters

RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters during enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)
Callum Davison hoists the GolfBC Championship trophy. (Mackenzie Tour photo)

Vancouver Island’s Callum Davison wins GolfBC Championship

Davison becomes the first two-time winner on the Mackenzie Tour this season

Callum Davison hoists the GolfBC Championship trophy. (Mackenzie Tour photo)
Thrifty Foods. (Black Press file photo)

3 Thrifty Foods stores on Vancouver Island report COVID-19 cases in past week

Locations are in Duncan, Courtenay and Victoria

Thrifty Foods. (Black Press file photo)
Firefighters cut into the roof of the Brae Road Gospel Chapel while trying to extinguish a fire on Tuesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Morning church fire in Duncan considered suspicious

Smoke could be seen billowing from the Brae Road Gospel Chapel

Firefighters cut into the roof of the Brae Road Gospel Chapel while trying to extinguish a fire on Tuesday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Monday night, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NDP’s MacGregor wins convincing victory in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Third-term MP sees housing as No. 1 issue in his riding

Alistair MacGregor and members of his team gathered at the campaign office to watch the election results roll in on Monday night, with MacGregor securing his third term as MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

Police union survey says most in B.C. support enforcement at Fairy Creek

82% agree with enforcement, 77% support right to peaceful protest

RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Fairy Creek protesters say that some of their belongings, including tarps and awnings, ended up in this dumpster at the Bings Creek waste management facility. (Carole Toothill photo)

Protesters, Teal Jones disagree about Fairy Creek ‘garbage’

Abandoned or confiscated? Company says personal items are being returned

Fairy Creek protesters say that some of their belongings, including tarps and awnings, ended up in this dumpster at the Bings Creek waste management facility. (Carole Toothill photo)
RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters on the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)

Fairy Creek arrests surpass 1,000 mark

Canada’s largest act of civil disobedience continues

RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters on the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)
Nelson Billy was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Submitted by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)

UPDATE: Cowichan RCMP call off search for missing person Nelson Billy

Missing man was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3

Nelson Billy was last seen on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Submitted by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP)
An RCMP specialist removes a protester from a trench across a road at a blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

RCMP remove Fairy Creek protesters as trenches fill with rain

Rainforest Flying Squad concerned that logging has resumed

An RCMP specialist removes a protester from a trench across a road at a blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Duncan’s Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island’s Davison earns 1st win on golf’s Mackenzie Tour

Nine birdies in second round help Duncan golfer to one-stroke win

Duncan’s Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)