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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)
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)
BC Hydro trucks wait to board a ferry at Duke Point on Sunday afternoon to help assist the wildfire situation in B.C.’s Interior. (BC Hydro photo)

Hydro crews pulled from Island to help with wildfires

About two dozen workers and 20 trucks are on their way to the BC Interior to help restore power.

BC Hydro trucks wait to board a ferry at Duke Point on Sunday afternoon to help assist the wildfire situation in B.C.’s Interior. (BC Hydro photo)
There are all kinds of things you can purchase, or make, to fill out your fairy garden. Enthusiasts are enthralled in shops by tiny doors with fairy figures peeking through or around them, or tiny bridges or cottages. Some fans of the trend have collected pine cones, stones and other bits and pieces and fashioned everything from chairs to beds out of them. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Magic in small spaces: fairy gardens more than a fad

Vicki Ordano came upon something most peculiar on a boulevard.

There are all kinds of things you can purchase, or make, to fill out your fairy garden. Enthusiasts are enthralled in shops by tiny doors with fairy figures peeking through or around them, or tiny bridges or cottages. Some fans of the trend have collected pine cones, stones and other bits and pieces and fashioned everything from chairs to beds out of them. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)