Make watershed empire building an election issue

I would like to thank Mr. Kuhn (Director Area I, CVRD)

Make watershed empire building an election issue

Re: “Watershed just needs government to do its job”, (Citizen, Nov. 15)

I would like to thank Mr. Kuhn (Director Area I, CVRD) for the outstanding job he did of clearly describing the complexities involved at the Cowichan watershed. It is sad that the environment manager at the CVRD described what Mr. Kuhn did so succinctly as “tricky pieces”.

It is important to note that Mr. Kuhn is telling us, the taxpayers at the CVRD, that the “tricky pieces” are not in the jurisdiction of the CVRD but that the CVRD has made it a mission to build a new tax heavy bureaucracy that has no jurisdiction to do anything except tax us. It is sad that the other directors, unlike Director Kuhn, at the CVRD, are taking us down this rat hole.

Elections are coming in October 2018. Make this an election issue and turf the bureaucratic empire builders at the CVRD.

Don Swiatlowski

North Cowichan

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

Just Posted

Drivesmart column: Are slow drivers breaking the law?

When I am behind a driver that is going slower it bothers me.

Flashback: Trips around the lake, to Japan, and on a dangerous highway

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old… Continue reading

Cowichan’s 49ers just miss fourth Grover Cup

Since the 49ers were founded, the team had never lost a Tony Grover Cup final

Mary Lowther column: Contemplating the compost heap

David made me a three-bin compost system

Sarah Simpson Column: Mistakes will happen but kindness prevails

You know those jerks who always follow the trail directions wrong? I… Continue reading

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

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

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Most Read