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Donna McAllister and Kathy Dreilich hold signs against animal cruelty at the Duncan court house Thursday afternoon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. woman banned from owning animals after horrific dog abuse case

Melissa Tooshley gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog case

Donna McAllister and Kathy Dreilich hold signs against animal cruelty at the Duncan court house Thursday afternoon. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Shawnigan Lake’s Anthony Kubica has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a California court room. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department photo)

Vancouver Island man found guilty in murder of wealthy California woman, 29 years later

Shawnigan Lake man killed wealthy senior in 1990

Shawnigan Lake’s Anthony Kubica has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a California court room. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department photo)
Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe was sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe was sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe is sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen

Duncan man gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty trial

Joe also gets lifetime ban on owning animals

Kathy Dreilich holds signs against animal abuse in front of the Duncan court house on Nov. 18 as Anderson Joe is sentenced in the case of Teddy the dog. (Robert Barron/Citizen
Jim Carey, owner of Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. in Shawnigan Lake, made sure the members of the Malahat’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134 were more than compensated when their Poppy Fund box was stolen from the store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Vancouver Island store owner replaces funds after poppy box stolen

Shawnigan Lake’s Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. more than compensates vets

Jim Carey, owner of Mason’s Store & Patio Ltd. in Shawnigan Lake, made sure the members of the Malahat’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134 were more than compensated when their Poppy Fund box was stolen from the store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
‘I saw a glimmer of hope and talent’: $1 rescue horse wins B.C. show

‘I saw a glimmer of hope and talent’: $1 rescue horse wins B.C. show

One-eyed Marvel, once considered dangerous, now a rising star

‘I saw a glimmer of hope and talent’: $1 rescue horse wins B.C. show
Vancouver Island’s only vaping manufacturer says industry unfairly targeted

Vancouver Island’s only vaping manufacturer says industry unfairly targeted

Brendan Carson in the Cowichan Valley says he feels better enforcement of rules required

Vancouver Island’s only vaping manufacturer says industry unfairly targeted
BC Children’s Hospital was a life-saver for Vancouver Island family

BC Children’s Hospital was a life-saver for Vancouver Island family

Hospital intrumental in ailing son’s care

BC Children’s Hospital was a life-saver for Vancouver Island family
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team removed the vehicle from the lake on Aug. 24. (RCMP photo)

Bringing mom home: B.C. family gains closure after boy with GoPro helps RCMP solve case

Janet Farris’ body was found last month, she went missing in 1992

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team removed the vehicle from the lake on Aug. 24. (RCMP photo)
Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island
Jared Lammi, a Grade 12 student at Cowichan Secondary School, had his name picked from almost 200 other graduating students at the school with good attendance records to receive $5,000 towards any vehicle at Island GM. Pictured, from left, are school teacher Don Hall, Island GM’s Phillip Stibbs, Lammi and Island GM’s Stacey Westlake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Skipping school costs a dozen B.C. students chance at a new car

Cowichan’s Jared Lammi showed up and won $5,000 cheque toward vehicle, but he can’t drive

Jared Lammi, a Grade 12 student at Cowichan Secondary School, had his name picked from almost 200 other graduating students at the school with good attendance records to receive $5,000 towards any vehicle at Island GM. Pictured, from left, are school teacher Don Hall, Island GM’s Phillip Stibbs, Lammi and Island GM’s Stacey Westlake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Duncan RCMP officer won’t face charges over injury during arrest of youth. (File photo)
Duncan RCMP officer won’t face charges over injury during arrest of youth. (File photo)
Conservation officers shot and killed two young sibling cougars after an attack on March 29 in Lake Cowichan that left a seven-year-old boy with cuts and teeth marks, but no serious injuries. (Kevin Rothbauer/gazette)

Mother hailed as hero in Vancouver Island cougar attack

Attack victim released from hospital with minor injuries

Conservation officers shot and killed two young sibling cougars after an attack on March 29 in Lake Cowichan that left a seven-year-old boy with cuts and teeth marks, but no serious injuries. (Kevin Rothbauer/gazette)
Archaeologists look to make B.C. Indigenous site an outdoor classroom

Archaeologists look to make B.C. Indigenous site an outdoor classroom

The 2.4-hectare two-millennium old Ye’yumnuts village was the focus of fight to protect the site

Archaeologists look to make B.C. Indigenous site an outdoor classroom
Officials at Catalyst Paper are pleased that high duties on its products imported into the U.S. have been dropped. (File photo)

American duties against Catalyst Paper dropped

Catalyst’s paper products determined not to harm U.S. industry

Officials at Catalyst Paper are pleased that high duties on its products imported into the U.S. have been dropped. (File photo)
Kenneth Fenton walks away from an earlier court appearance. (File photo)

Man serving time for Mountie’s death sentenced to additional 18 months

Fenton already serving four years for death of RCMP Contstable Sarah Beckett

Kenneth Fenton walks away from an earlier court appearance. (File photo)
Rescuers in Thailand make their way toward where a young soccer team has been trapped by rising waters in a cave for more than week. (File photo)

B.C. man reflects on caving drama as soccer team still trapped in Thailand

Andrew Munoz has advice for rescuers in Thailand following his own near-death experience

Rescuers in Thailand make their way toward where a young soccer team has been trapped by rising waters in a cave for more than week. (File photo)
A pod of transient killer whales were filmed hunting porpoises off of Pender Island last week. (File photo)

Whales hunting porpoises off Vancouver Island thrill tourists

Pod spotted hunting porpoises near Pender Island caught on video

A pod of transient killer whales were filmed hunting porpoises off of Pender Island last week. (File photo)
No more mandatory counselling for man convicted of perjury in Air India bombing
No more mandatory counselling for man convicted of perjury in Air India bombing
B.C. dog on mend after devouring cocaine found on walk

B.C. dog on mend after devouring cocaine found on walk

The owner said the nine-year old dog started swaying from side to side upon arriving home

B.C. dog on mend after devouring cocaine found on walk