It’s very easy to see that more and more homeowners in Lake Cowichan are seniors. (Submitted)

Lake Cowichan population getting older, statement shows

Since 2008, the number of HOG claims for persons over 65 have increased to 43 per cent of the claims

Lake Cowichan’s year end financial report on its budget for 2017 shows one thing beyond doubt.

The town’s population is aging noticeably.

According to a report from town CAO Joe Fernandez, “The town office processed a total of 1,080 home owner grants in 2017 (up from 1,044 in 2016 and 1,010 in 2015). Since 2008, the number of HOG claims for persons over 65 have increased from 32 per cent to 43 per cent of the claims. During this period the number of claims for persons 65 and under have decreased by 11 per cent (from 68 per cent to 57 per cent.)

But there were other items of note in the lengthy statement.

“Lakeview Park Campground will end the year in a surplus balance, although additional expenses for 2017 may still be outstanding,” he said.

The sometimes-controversial Cowichan Lake Education Centre, however, “is currently showing a loss. The loss will be higher than presented in these statements due to outstanding payables, and the loss will be greater than budgeted,” according to Fernandez.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Hundreds march against location of safe injection site in Duncan

A Voice for Our Children opposes centre being near schools, recreation sites

Vancouver Island under a thunderstorm watch tonight

Environment Canada forecasts downpour and possible thunder and lightning

No new leads in Brown homicide case

Five-year mark passes without any additional information provided to police

Work progresses on Clement Centre’s new building in Cobble Hill

Sod-turning ceremony for facility held on Sept. 21

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

‘It’s a boy’: Southern Resident killer whale calf born to J Pod is healthy, researchers say

J35 had previously done a ‘Tour of Grief,’ carrying her dead calf for 17 days

Most Read