Hospice funding seeks approval

Cowichan Valley Regional District residents who are against the district providing ongoing funding for the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society have until Sept. 22 to fill out an elector response form.

To date, CVRD directors have enthusiastically supported the plan to provide the Hospice Society with up to $62,500 per year, rather than dipping into the Grants in Aid budget annually. The maximum cost to residential properties of $100,000 would be approximately 50 cents per year.

The financial contribution would assist with costs associated with providing hospice palliative care.

Ten per cent of electors must sign forms in order to defeat the bylaw.