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Ben Kilmer, 41, has been missing since his van was found running in the Sahltam area last Wednesday. (Submitted)

SAR scaling back in Kilmer search, but friends will keep looking

Search for 41-year-old Cobble Hill dad hits six-day mark

Ben Kilmer, 41, has been missing since his van was found running in the Sahltam area last Wednesday. (Submitted)
Convergent volunteers discuss the search for 41-year-old Cobble Hill dad Ben Kilmer on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Convergent volunteers discuss the search for 41-year-old Cobble Hill dad Ben Kilmer on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Gymnast Brooklyn Stobbe and bowler Jenny Scholefield bring in the torch to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Countdown is on to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games

Cowichan Valley hosts on July 19-22

Gymnast Brooklyn Stobbe and bowler Jenny Scholefield bring in the torch to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Big Stick paying tribute to Humboldt Broncos

Cowichan’s Big Stick paying tribute to Humboldt Broncos

Broncos logo adorns Stick, community plans light-up

Cowichan’s Big Stick paying tribute to Humboldt Broncos
Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)

Cowichan Valley coaches reflect on Humboldt bus crash

Former Caps bench boss Bob Beatty led Broncos for eight seasons

Humboldt Broncos players Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shulmanski connect in a Saskatchewan hospital after surviving last Friday’s tragic bus crash. (@rjpatter/Twitter)
RCMP searching for man wanted on sexual assault charges

RCMP searching for man wanted on sexual assault charges

William Meers is known to frequent the Duncan area

RCMP searching for man wanted on sexual assault charges
RCMP searching for man wanted on sexual assault charges

RCMP searching for man wanted on sexual assault charges

William Meers is known to frequent the Duncan area

RCMP searching for man wanted on sexual assault charges
Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)

B.C. sending three youth rugby teams to Vegas Sevens

Players from across province recruited for elite sides

Samantha Lillywhite and Mikayla Brennan-McCann display their silver medals from the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championships. Both girls are headed to Vegas with BC Elite Youth Sevens teams this week. (Citizen file)
Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt, one of many highlights of the festival’s visit to the Cowichan Valley last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hometown Hockey visits home of the Big Stick on Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley hosts Rogers broadcast and accompanying festival

Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt, one of many highlights of the festival’s visit to the Cowichan Valley last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)                                Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone drops the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Troy MacTavish (right) and Alberni Valley Bulldogs captain Mitch Oliver prior to Saturday night’s BCHL tilt. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
UPDATE: Driver dies when truck plunges off logging road near Caycuse

UPDATE: Driver dies when truck plunges off logging road near Caycuse

Fatal incident near Caycuse claims life of man in his 60s

UPDATE: Driver dies when truck plunges off logging road near Caycuse
UPDATE: Vancouver Island driver killed when logging truck leaves road

UPDATE: Vancouver Island driver killed when logging truck leaves road

TimberWest contractor dies near Caycuse, off the shores of Lake Cowichan

UPDATE: Vancouver Island driver killed when logging truck leaves road
Human remains found in Maple Bay

Human remains found in Maple Bay

Foul play not suspected

Human remains found in Maple Bay
Kenneth Jacob Fenton was in Duncan court Tuesday. (file photo)

Lawyers set hearing date for Kenneth Jacob Fenton in Malahat-area crash

Accused is already serving sentence for killing West Shore RCMP constable

Kenneth Jacob Fenton was in Duncan court Tuesday. (file photo)
Duncan mother Susan Mitchell was last seen on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Submitted)

Duncan mother reported missing

RCMP searching for 34-year-old Susan Mitchell

Duncan mother Susan Mitchell was last seen on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Submitted)
Cowichan Bay’s Desirae Ridenour wins gold in the women’s triathlon at the Canada Summer Games, the first medal of the games for Team BC. (Kevin Bogetti Smith/Team BC)

Desirae Ridenour wins B.C.’s first gold at Canada Summer Games

Triathlete continues a busy stretch with another win

Cowichan Bay’s Desirae Ridenour wins gold in the women’s triathlon at the Canada Summer Games, the first medal of the games for Team BC. (Kevin Bogetti Smith/Team BC)
UPDATE: Man in custody after 14-year-old girl attacked while walking near Duncan school

UPDATE: Man in custody after 14-year-old girl attacked while walking near Duncan school

School district addressing safety concerns after incident near Cowichan Secondary’s Quamichan campus

UPDATE: Man in custody after 14-year-old girl attacked while walking near Duncan school

Lack of wind prevents further damage from Bamberton fire

Fire crews tired after spending days monitoring blaze