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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

Long-lost B.C. racing bike returned, restored 30 years after it was stolen

Long-lost B.C. racing bike returned, restored 30 years after it was stolen

Former masters cyclist Gay Wise, now 84, had custom bike stolen in Vancouver decades ago
Dog found dead, shot in chest in Vancouver Island woods

Dog found dead, shot in chest in Vancouver Island woods

BCSPCA leading investigation
B.C. mom, kids traumatized after their cat shot 3 times in the head

B.C. mom, kids traumatized after their cat shot 3 times in the head

SPCA investigating ‘appalling’ incident that occurred on Vancouver Island near Duncan
BARRON: Dementia in the family difficult for everyone concerned

BARRON: Dementia in the family difficult for everyone concerned

It hurts when I see this lack of recognition from this tender-hearted and loving woman
Duncan resident recommending new app to help deter credit-card fraud

Duncan resident recommending new app to help deter credit-card fraud

Janice Fraser scammed over Uber charges
BC Hydro wants to move quickly with electrification over fossil fuels

BC Hydro wants to move quickly with electrification over fossil fuels

Moving away from fossil fuels to power infrastructure part of CleanBC Plan
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
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