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Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change

This is part one of a four-part series outlining candidates’ thoughts on key topics

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change
Owners on high alert after reports of dog thief on the loose in south Cowichan Valley

Owners on high alert after reports of dog thief on the loose in south Cowichan Valley

Two suspected dog napping incidents in south Cowichan recently have pet owners…

Owners on high alert after reports of dog thief on the loose in south Cowichan Valley
Cowichan Tribes’ Chief William Seymour. (File photo)

Cannabis conundrum: Dueling dealers eye Vancouver Island shopping centre

Cowichan Tribes threatening to pull Costa Canna application if provincial store gets green light to set up

Cowichan Tribes’ Chief William Seymour. (File photo)
Fire broke out at the Broken Coast Cannabis facility at the corner of Drinkwater Road and Highway 18 on Tuesday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Fire damages Vancouver Island medical marijuana facility

Cannabis operation goes up in smoke

Fire broke out at the Broken Coast Cannabis facility at the corner of Drinkwater Road and Highway 18 on Tuesday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
It took campers, paramedics and a Search and Rescue crew to get an injured hiker to safety on Sunday. (Submitted)

Campers hailed heroes in rock face rescue at Vancouver Island provincial park

The campers quickly noticed the man in distress and jumped into the river to swim across.

It took campers, paramedics and a Search and Rescue crew to get an injured hiker to safety on Sunday. (Submitted)
Sahtlam volunteer firefighters were assisted by crews from multiple other halls as they battled a blaze on Cowichan Lake Road on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island firefighter loses home to blaze

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

Sahtlam volunteer firefighters were assisted by crews from multiple other halls as they battled a blaze on Cowichan Lake Road on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
UPDATE: Mt. Sicker brush fire in Cowichan Valley under control: fire chief

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].”

UPDATE: Mt. Sicker brush fire in Cowichan Valley under control: fire chief
Andrew Langford (left) and John Close are producing a successful weekly podcast they’ve dubbed “Obstacle Course.” (Submitted)

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

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

Andrew Langford (left) and John Close are producing a successful weekly podcast they’ve dubbed “Obstacle Course.” (Submitted)
Police pursued a pesky porker Monday afternoon. (Submitted)

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

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

Police pursued a pesky porker Monday afternoon. (Submitted)
Police pursued a pesky porker Monday afternoon. (Submitted)

Police pursue pesky porker in Cowichan

Here piggy piggy!

Police pursued a pesky porker Monday afternoon. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island teen airlifted after mountain bike crash

Vancouver Island teen airlifted after mountain bike crash

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

Vancouver Island teen airlifted after mountain bike crash
A cougar has mauled a child near Lake Cowichan. (File photo)

Two cougars shot after mauling child on Vancouver Island

The child sustained non-life-threatening injuries

A cougar has mauled a child near Lake Cowichan. (File photo)
Many have been peacefully protesting but tensions are high says Cowichan Tribes chief William (Chip) Seymour. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

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)

Many have been peacefully protesting but tensions are high says Cowichan Tribes chief William (Chip) Seymour. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
A house on Trunk Road in Duncan was destroyed by fire on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

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

A house on Trunk Road in Duncan was destroyed by fire on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A chance encounter with police in rural Cowichan in 2016 led to drug trafficking charges for a North Island man. (Citizen file)

Absolute discharge for Vancouver Island marijuana grow house renter

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

A chance encounter with police in rural Cowichan in 2016 led to drug trafficking charges for a North Island man. (Citizen file)
The investigation continues after human remains were found near the dike at the end of Access Road off Beverly Street in Duncan last September. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

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

The investigation continues after human remains were found near the dike at the end of Access Road off Beverly Street in Duncan last September. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Deputy chief Brad Coleman (right) and firefighters douse hot spots after a bus fire at the Mid Island lot on Tzouhalem Road early Friday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Five school buses destroyed in suspicious early morning fire

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

Deputy chief Brad Coleman (right) and firefighters douse hot spots after a bus fire at the Mid Island lot on Tzouhalem Road early Friday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Elk near Lake Cowichan. (BCCOS photo)

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

Bull carcass discovered near the highway east of Lake Cowichan

Elk near Lake Cowichan. (BCCOS photo)
The investigation into the death of a Cowichan Tribes member as a result of Thursday’s windstorm continues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

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

The investigation into the death of a Cowichan Tribes member as a result of Thursday’s windstorm continues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The investigation into the death of a Cowichan Tribes member as a result of Thursday’s windstorm continues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

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

The investigation into the death of a Cowichan Tribes member as a result of Thursday’s windstorm continues. (Robert Barron/Citizen)