Sarah Simpson

After 26 years, Vancouver Island First Nations group moves to final treaty negotiations

Vancouver Island’s Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group transitions to Stage 5

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…

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

Fire damages Vancouver Island medical marijuana facility

Cannabis operation goes up in smoke

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.

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

Duncan family seeks return of stolen Sidney Crosby jersey

Hockey community rallies to replace boy’s gear after theft

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