Lexi Bainas

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, in a dress by Eliza Faulkner, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

B.C.-raised designer crafts election night dress for PM Trudeau’s wife

Sophie Gregoire’s golden dress has a Cowichan Valley connection

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, in a dress by Eliza Faulkner, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Police look for suspect after man, 85, punched in face in Vancouver Island road rage attack

Police look for suspect after man, 85, punched in face in Vancouver Island road rage attack

Police looking for info after 85-year-old man attacked in road rage incident on Herd Road Oct. 9

Police look for suspect after man, 85, punched in face in Vancouver Island road rage attack
The big fellow is making sure no one gets lost as they take a stroll along Johel Road in Lake Cowichan. (Kristy Convery photo)

VIDEO: B.C. elk family spotted while out for a morning stroll

Whole family out for a morning stroll is a showstopper in Lake Cowichan

The big fellow is making sure no one gets lost as they take a stroll along Johel Road in Lake Cowichan. (Kristy Convery photo)
Government allows contaminated soil to remain at B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake

Government allows contaminated soil to remain at B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake

Community members now left to indefinitely monitor the site

Government allows contaminated soil to remain at B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake
Two-year-old Trinity Edward is all smiles as she goes for a horse ride in Charles Hoey Park during the 39 Days of July Children’s Day in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

B.C. music festival moves kids to tents because they’re ‘distracting’

Organizers of 39 Days in July in Duncan say rules may seem harsh, but performers need respect

Two-year-old Trinity Edward is all smiles as she goes for a horse ride in Charles Hoey Park during the 39 Days of July Children’s Day in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
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)
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)
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.
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)
VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight

VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight

They’re out in force for a morning stroll. Check out some of Youbou’s famous elk.

VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight
Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)
Vancouver Island actor proposes to Riverdale actress

Vancouver Island actor proposes to Riverdale actress

Jameson Parker and Tiera Skovbye get engaged on the Kinsol Trestle near Shawnigan Lake.

Vancouver Island actor proposes to Riverdale actress
Lively Madeline Merlo heats up the closing night of Sunfest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Madeline Merlo heats up final night of Sunfest 2017

While the crowd gathers for the headliners, Little Big Town, they enjoy the lively Madeline Merlo

Lively Madeline Merlo heats up the closing night of Sunfest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)