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Matthew Good is making a welcome return to Duncan on Feb. 8. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Canadian icon Matthew Good launching tour on Vancouver Island

Good performing shows in Sidney, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Victoria and Duncan

Matthew Good is making a welcome return to Duncan on Feb. 8. (Submitted)
Many used needles were found at the riverside location. (submitted)

1,000 needles pulled from Cowichan River

Duncan area cleanup project nets three huge truckloads of garbage

Many used needles were found at the riverside location. (submitted)
A crowd of thousands enjoys wandering the track at the Island Motorsport Circuit to see all the exciting vehicles at the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering. (Submitted)

Motorsport Circuit opens its doors for 7th annual Vancouver Island Motor Gathering Aug. 26

A fabulous mix of vehicles will be on display in Duncan for car fans and their families to enjoy

A crowd of thousands enjoys wandering the track at the Island Motorsport Circuit to see all the exciting vehicles at the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering. (Submitted)
It’s a great evening for a dance at Sunfest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Jason Aldean is the headliner for Sunfest country music festival 2019 in Lake Cowichan

Eric Church winds up the huge country music festival with a super show Aug. 5

It’s a great evening for a dance at Sunfest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Aaron Pritchett, who lives on Gabriola Island now, celebrates his birthday in style on the Sunfest mainstage. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Huge crowd celebrates Sunfest opening night with Canyon, Pritchett in Lake Cowichan

Plenty to enjoy as Sunfest Country Music Festival opened, and lots of folks came out to do so

Aaron Pritchett, who lives on Gabriola Island now, celebrates his birthday in style on the Sunfest mainstage. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Country superstar Eric Church’s upcoming appearance at Sunfest is drawing a rush for tickets. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Superstar Eric Church comes to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Lake Cowichan’s Laketown Ranch is the place to be for country music and fun on the long weekend

Country superstar Eric Church’s upcoming appearance at Sunfest is drawing a rush for tickets. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island woman wakes to find man allegedly breaking into home

Vancouver Island woman wakes to find man allegedly breaking into home

It didn’t take long before Cowichan Valley folks were telling their neighbours about scary incident

Vancouver Island woman wakes to find man allegedly breaking into home
Amazing Race Canada host Jon Montgomery shows off one of the beautiful birds of prey and the gauntlet glove that each team had to use in a Cowichan Valley challenge at The Raptors Centre. (Submitted)

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Amazing Race Canada host Jon Montgomery shows off one of the beautiful birds of prey and the gauntlet glove that each team had to use in a Cowichan Valley challenge at The Raptors Centre. (Submitted)
There’s room for a huge crowd at Laketown Ranch, so head on out and enjoy the party. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

BC Games opening ceremonies promise to be magical

Features Shane Koyczan and his band, Asani, parade of athletes, and lots more

There’s room for a huge crowd at Laketown Ranch, so head on out and enjoy the party. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Unfaithful servants are just one of the great groups playing at the Islands Folk Festival this weekend. (Submitted)

Huge lineup of international and First Nations acts coming to Providence Farm this weekend

From Begonia and Alex Wells to Fränder and The Unfaithful Servants, you’ll love Folkfest 2018

Unfaithful servants are just one of the great groups playing at the Islands Folk Festival this weekend. (Submitted)
The coroner, centre, is on site supervising the removal of the body from the site near the railway tracks. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Body found in Duncan

A body was discovered in a tent in Duncan Thursday morning

The coroner, centre, is on site supervising the removal of the body from the site near the railway tracks. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Deep Sea Gypsies have appeared at Laketown Ranch, as part of the Lake Days Laketown Shakedown in June. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

VIDEO: Get ready to rock at Laketown Ranch on Canada Day weekend

Bring your pals to Laketown Rock for good tunes, good times

Deep Sea Gypsies have appeared at Laketown Ranch, as part of the Lake Days Laketown Shakedown in June. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Firefighters work on the roof at Parkland Apartments. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

13 sent to hospital after apartment fire in Duncan

Air ambulance landed at a nearby sports field during a flag football game

Firefighters work on the roof at Parkland Apartments. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Singer/ songwriter Lindsay Elzinga’s song, Colours, has been chosen as the official theme song for BC Summer Games 2018. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Vancouver Island girl scores with winning song for BC Summer Games

‘Colours’ is a perfect theme for 2018 BC Summer Games

Singer/ songwriter Lindsay Elzinga’s song, Colours, has been chosen as the official theme song for BC Summer Games 2018. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Dewi Griffiths and Shawnene Nicholls of Cowichan SAR brief members of several search and rescue groups on what is planned for the day early Saturday morning. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Searchers for Vancouver Island father turn focus to Cowichan River

Cowichan SAR joined by many other SAR groups, volunteers now determined to find missing man

Dewi Griffiths and Shawnene Nicholls of Cowichan SAR brief members of several search and rescue groups on what is planned for the day early Saturday morning. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Search underway for Benjamin Kilmer, 41

Search underway for Benjamin Kilmer, 41

Chopper in the air and long line of vehicles at roadside told the tale: search in progress

Search underway for Benjamin Kilmer, 41
Photographs like this by last year’s winner Chris Donovan will be on display in the gallery at the Island Savings Centre.

Canada’s best news photos of the year are on display on Vancouver Island

If you love photojournalism, or even a great photograph of any kind, this is a show for you

Photographs like this by last year’s winner Chris Donovan will be on display in the gallery at the Island Savings Centre.
Eric Church will lead a star-studded lineup onto the big stage at Sunfest Country Music Festival this August. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Eric Church leads star-studded lineup at Sunfest

There’s lot to like in a jam-packed lineup at Sunfest this August

Eric Church will lead a star-studded lineup onto the big stage at Sunfest Country Music Festival this August. (Submitted)
Granger Taylor could fix anything mechanical, even if he was short on official book-learning. (Submitted)

Where did Granger Taylor go? New documentary probes mysterious disappearance

The Duncan man’s disappearance in 1980 still intrigues space watchers today

Granger Taylor could fix anything mechanical, even if he was short on official book-learning. (Submitted)
By the shape of the head, it appears a sea lion has reached Somenos Marsh. To see the video, go to cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Submitted)

Video of adventurous sea lion swimming in Vancouver Island marsh going viral

Everyone’s talking about (and sharing) the video of a sea lion who’s made his way to Somenos Marsh

By the shape of the head, it appears a sea lion has reached Somenos Marsh. To see the video, go to cowichanvalleycitizen.com (Submitted)