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Robert Barron

Robert Barron

I have been in the newspaper business on and off since I was hired to be a reporter at a small weekly in northern Newfoundland, called the nor’wester, in 1987. I spent four years working alone in a satellite office in a mining and fishing community for that paper before deciding to throw the dice and head to British Columbia.

I took a break from writing and worked a number of jobs on Vancouver Island before I was hired as a reporter at the Nanaimo Daily News in 2000, where I worked for 16 years. I was then transferred to the Cowichan Valley Citizen in 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with our dedicated staff and community here ever since.

Phone
250-748-2666
Email
robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Recent Work by Robert

Public warned after reports of men stopping, trying to get into cars in Maple Bay

Public warned after reports of men stopping, trying to get into cars in Maple Bay

Police investigating
Locals celebrate as province commits $14 million to replace Cowichan Lake weir

Locals celebrate as province commits $14 million to replace Cowichan Lake weir

New, bigger weir would help maintain water levels in Cowichan watershed during droughts
Poultry processing plant in Mill Bay aims to meet big appetite for fowl

Poultry processing plant in Mill Bay aims to meet big appetite for fowl

Most processed poultry on Vancouver Island comes from away
Missing Cowichan man found 4 days after crashing on remote road

Missing Cowichan man found 4 days after crashing on remote road

Owen Weld, 19, had been missing for four days
Rally held in Duncan to protest street crime and drug decriminalization

Rally held in Duncan to protest street crime and drug decriminalization

Protest leaders blame province for allowing crisis to continue
Large sinkhole obstructs access to Ditidaht First Nation

Large sinkhole obstructs access to Ditidaht First Nation

Excavator used to open alternate access
Cowichan Tribes taps BC Builds for new 199-unit rental project in Duncan

Cowichan Tribes taps BC Builds for new 199-unit rental project in Duncan

Project 1 of 3 recently announced through new program aimed at accelerating rental housing
Friends, colleagues remember former chief of Cowichan Tribes

Friends, colleagues remember former chief of Cowichan Tribes

Squtxulenuhw William “Chip” Seymour has died
Vancouver Island homeowners trying to break a cycle of over-assessment

Vancouver Island homeowners trying to break a cycle of over-assessment

Group of 20 engage in a ‘holding appeal’ in an attempt to realign their assessed home values
Tractors lead protest over flooding land for Cowichan Bay estuary restoration

Tractors lead protest over flooding land for Cowichan Bay estuary restoration

About 100 acres of farmland to be flooded in project, leading to concrns over loss agricultural land
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