Sarah Simpson

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Kenneth Jacob Fenton and his passenger “very, very lucky” to be alive

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash
Primate Estate owner Jamie Bell and a monkey. (Facebook Photo)

Monkey escapes Vancouver Island animal sanctuary

“It took off into the forest, across the road, hasn’t been seen since”

Primate Estate owner Jamie Bell and a monkey. (Facebook Photo)
Leaders have a quick word before leaving to look for missing Ben Kilmer on Friday. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATE: Blood found in missing man’s vehicle

Searchers are sticking to a high-priority area before expanding their search for Ben Kilmer

Leaders have a quick word before leaving to look for missing Ben Kilmer on Friday. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
B.C. woman petitioning for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

B.C. woman petitioning for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

Some hospitals in the province already offer the service, but most of them do not

B.C. woman petitioning for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals
Mark King, Island Health Protection Services Manager, and Charles Kraeling, award recipient. (Submitted)

Hospital hero wins international honour for disarming knife wielding man

Charles Kraeling is the first Island Health employee to receive an International Award of Valour

Mark King, Island Health Protection Services Manager, and Charles Kraeling, award recipient. (Submitted)
A fiery crash at the Cobble Hill Hall sent one woman to hospital Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of Gerry Giles)

Woman pulled from fiery crash at Cobble Hill Hall

A passerby pulled a driver from her red Chevy SUV

A fiery crash at the Cobble Hill Hall sent one woman to hospital Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of Gerry Giles)
A plane made a hard landing on a property on Henderson Road on Friday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brake failure likely to blame for mid-Island plane crash

Pilot walked away with no major injuries

A plane made a hard landing on a property on Henderson Road on Friday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Saturday night. (Natural Resources Canada)

Minor earthquake rattles south Vancouver Island

The 2.8 magnitude shaker was felt as far north as Crofton

A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Saturday night. (Natural Resources Canada)
A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Saturday night. (Natural Resources Canada)

Minor earthquake rattles south Vancouver Island

The 2.8 magnitude shaker was felt as far north as Crofton

A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Saturday night. (Natural Resources Canada)
Police seized a large quantity of drugs and cash during the Nov. 29 execution of a search warrant in Cowichan Bay. (Citizen file)

Drugs, cash, gun seized in Cowichan Bay bust

Two suspects arrested

Police seized a large quantity of drugs and cash during the Nov. 29 execution of a search warrant in Cowichan Bay. (Citizen file)
The ear of Gigi the cat is now marked with ‘666’. (Submitted)
The ear of Gigi the cat is now marked with ‘666’. (Submitted)
The shaved back of Gigi the cat, who is now recovering at home. (Submitted)

UPDATE: B.C. cat torture recorded on Snapchat, sent to owner

“I can’t stop shaking,” Haglund said. “Last night was so bad my teeth were clattering.”

The shaved back of Gigi the cat, who is now recovering at home. (Submitted)
The Cowichan River Bible Camp is located on Riverbottom Road near Duncan. (Google Maps)

Former camper claims sexual abuse at Cowichan River Bible Camp

Surrey pastor accused of sexual assault is former board member of Vancouver Island camp

The Cowichan River Bible Camp is located on Riverbottom Road near Duncan. (Google Maps)
Vancouver Island school says ‘no’ to pop and juice

Vancouver Island school says ‘no’ to pop and juice

Water is the only option for thirsty students during this trial run at an elementary school in Duncan’s Cowichan Valley.

Vancouver Island school says ‘no’ to pop and juice
People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and other druits from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. The recall has since been expanded. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Recall of tainted pineapple products expanded in BC

The ongoing investigation into hepatitis A virus found in Western Family brand, or unbranded, products has been expanded.

People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and other druits from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. The recall has since been expanded. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Tainted pineapple prompts Hep A warning in Sidney, Duncan

Did you buy Western Family ready-to-eat pineapple cups?

People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Heatwave sparks surge in power usage

Heatwave sparks surge in power usage

BC Hydro says a new electricity consumption record was set on Monday.

Heatwave sparks surge in power usage
A one-in-a-million hummingbird is calling the Cowichan Valley home. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

A one-in-a-million piece of good news

Good news was in my own backyard

A one-in-a-million hummingbird is calling the Cowichan Valley home. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Backups on the Malahat have been horrendous with construction closing one northbound lane this summer. The province hopes reopening the lane will help with the flow of traffic over the long weekend. (Twitter: @kridan0103)

Both NB lanes on Malahat open this weekend to ease traffic headaches

A major music festival and the B.C. Day long weekend is expected to lead to even more traffic on the popular route.

Backups on the Malahat have been horrendous with construction closing one northbound lane this summer. The province hopes reopening the lane will help with the flow of traffic over the long weekend. (Twitter: @kridan0103)
The Coastal Fire Centre reported a small fire on Mount Brenton on Aug. 1 but it turned out to be just part of the haze blanketing Vancouver Island from the fires in the Interior. (Screenshot)

Haze sparks fears of Mount Brenton wildfire

It turned out to be a false alarm

The Coastal Fire Centre reported a small fire on Mount Brenton on Aug. 1 but it turned out to be just part of the haze blanketing Vancouver Island from the fires in the Interior. (Screenshot)