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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

Missing B.C. man wanders out of the woods 4 days after crash on remote road

Missing B.C. man wanders out of the woods 4 days after crash on remote road

Concussed and in shock, Owen Weld spent first few days in and out of consciousness in his car
Orphaned 10-year-old South African girl finally allowed to come to B.C.

Orphaned 10-year-old South African girl finally allowed to come to B.C.

After 4-year battle, Ryleigh Ridland will live with her great aunt in Shawnigan Lake
Cowichan River No. 2 fishing destination in Canada in 2024

Cowichan River No. 2 fishing destination in Canada in 2024

FishBooker says river the “go-to” destination on Vancouver Island for trout fishing
Online platform helps those appealing B.C. property assessments

Online platform helps those appealing B.C. property assessments

British Columbia property owners have until Jan. 31 to file appeal
Charges being considered in 2019 Duncan double-homicide investigation

Charges being considered in 2019 Duncan double-homicide investigation

Fran Shurie and Nellie Williams killed in Duncan on Christmas Eve, 2019
Terrified kittens plucked from B.C. trash just before ending up in landfill

Terrified kittens plucked from B.C. trash just before ending up in landfill

Animals discovered at Vancouver Island waste transfer station will be put up for adoption
World’s largest hockey stick for sale to a good home

World’s largest hockey stick for sale to a good home

Aging structure has been on side of Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre since 1988
Witness to B.C. UFO doubts prank explanation surfacing in wake of coin

Witness to B.C. UFO doubts prank explanation surfacing in wake of coin

Joan Hieta was in the hospital room when UFO seen outside Cowichan District Hospital in 1970
$3M Group of 7 collection highlights one of B.C.’s biggest-ever art donations

$3M Group of 7 collection highlights one of B.C.’s biggest-ever art donations

32 paintings by Canadian Group of Seven part of a package pledged to public gallery in Cowichan
Survivors call for national strategy for people with brain injuries

Survivors call for national strategy for people with brain injuries

B.C. woman who lost her husband speaks to the need as B.C. MP brings case to Ottawa via Bill C-277
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