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Vancouver Island firefighter loses home to blaze

By the next morning heavy machinery was brought in to demolish what remained

UPDATE: Mt. Sicker brush fire in Cowichan Valley under control: fire chief

We are looking at about a half a hectare in size — about 150 by 200 [feet].”

From Eco Lawn to Obstacle Course, Cowichan entrepreneur is branching out

Lush Eco Lawn owner John Close is branching out. With a decade…

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Police pursue pesky porker in Cowichan

Here piggy piggy!

Vancouver Island teen airlifted after mountain bike crash

14-year-old student released from hospital after incident on Mount Tzouhalem near Duncan

Two cougars shot after mauling child on Vancouver Island

The child sustained non-life-threatening injuries

Cowichan Tribes chief issues statement asking for calm as Teddy the dog trial ratchets up tensions

The animal cruelty trial regarding Teddy the dog, pictured, who died two days after being seized by the SPCA last year is set for Feb. 27. (File photo)

UPDATE: 3 people, 3 dogs make narrow escape as fire guts home in Duncan

Firefighters called to Trunk Road residence just before 10 p.m. Saturday

Absolute discharge for Vancouver Island marijuana grow house renter

North Islander charged after chance police encounter led to pot find in temporary Cowichan residence

Identity of dead body found in Duncan cornfield remains a mystery

Details still sparse in case of found human remains near a dike on the northern edge of town

UPDATED: Five school buses destroyed in suspicious early morning fire

Firefighters and RCMP arrived at the Mid Island Bus lot on Tzouhalem…

‘Lots of meat’ left on poached elk: B.C. Conservation Officer

Bull carcass discovered near the highway east of Lake Cowichan

B.C. woman killed by a fallen tree was checking in on homeless camp: Chief

Melissa Joe, 28, stopped by the encampment to visit friends and family staying there

Person killed in B.C. storm identified as woman in her 20s

A tree fell on the woman in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, two men injured

Quick-acting Mounties find distressed woman in creek near Duncan

The woman, who police were told was in distress, had been reported missing just after 12:34 a.m.

Sea lion tangled in rope on Vancouver Island

Marine debris is a ‘significant problem’ for marine wildlife

Vancouver Island men ordered to pay thousands in fines following deer meat sting

The incidents happened years ago but sentencing was recently concluded.

$50k fine and community service for Vancouver Island tax evader

David Gonyea was given a nine-month conditional sentence

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.