Bits and pieces around Cowichan

Duncan residents, businesses, warned of team of taggers

The Duncan BIA warned its members Thursday about a group of graffiti taggers who are going around town tagging vehicles in broad daylight.

"Yesterday two trucks were tagged in the late afternoon," an email said. "The police have been notified but we ask that members be aware and report anything suspicious to both the RCMP and to our office."

 

Duncan candidates to gather together Tuesday morning

The Duncan BIA is hosting an all-candidates meeting for candidates for mayor and council for the City of Duncan.

It is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 8-10:15 a.m. at the Cowichan Green Community meeting room at 360 Duncan St.

Wade Simmons will moderate.

 

All-candidates meeting scheduled in Lake Cowichan

An all-candidates meeting has been scheduled for Lake Cowichan. Hosted by the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce it will be held Monday. Nov. 3. Voters can hear the candidates for mayor and town council. It is scheduled for 7-9 p.m.

at Centennial Hall.

 

All-candidates meeting scheduled for Saltair hopefuls

An all-candidates meeting is being held in Saltair Tuesday, Nov. 4. Organized by the Saltair District Ratepayers, it will run from 7-8:30 p.m. at the old Mt. Brenton School.

 

Thetis Island residents may get satellite Internet connection

Residents of Pilkey Point Road on Thetis Island are without Internet access at home, but Area G Director Mel Dorey hopes to change that, he told the Cowichan Valley Regional District board recently.

People on that road used to have dial-up service through Telus, Dorey explained, but that has been cancelled.

He proposed, and the board agreed, that staff will explore whether the gap in service will qualify to be covered under the provincial government’s BC Broadband Satellite Initiative, designed to bring Internet connection to rural areas of the province. If Pilkey Point Road qualifies, they could see themselves hooked up to service through provider Xplornet.

"I can’t imagine not having Internet in this day and age," commented alternate director Sharon Jackson.