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Mayor Michelle Staples being sworn in for her second term during Duncan council’s inaugural meeting and awards ceremony Monday, Nov. 7. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Duncan council sworn in, awards handed out

Arts, sports and volunteer awards also handed out at inaugural Duncan city council meeting

 

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

 

Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria considers suspending ties with twin city in Russia

Coun. Stephen Andrew bringing motion to council March 3

 

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow said he was incredibly humbled to learn about the award via Twitter. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Canada declares Victoria councillor a noteworthy historical figure

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow shares the title with likes of Viola Desmond and Harriet Tubman

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow said he was incredibly humbled to learn about the award via Twitter. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)

Parksville mayor jabs Island Health for needle issue inaction

Mayne tells Island Health officials problem is getting worse

A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)
Brent Clancy, president of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, takes down the signs at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, which closed its doors for good on Jan. 31. Mayor Bob Day says the possible creation of a Town tourism committee is not a response to the closure. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Town of Lake Cowichan looking to form tourism and housing committees

Decision not related to the Lake Cowichan Visitor Information Centre closure

Brent Clancy, president of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, takes down the signs at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, which closed its doors for good on Jan. 31. Mayor Bob Day says the possible creation of a Town tourism committee is not a response to the closure. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tristen Peterson is hoping to set up a youth council at Lake Cowichan School. (Submitted)

Lake Cowichan youth group wants to set up their own council

Tristen Peterson wants to set up a youth council at Lake Cowichan School

Tristen Peterson is hoping to set up a youth council at Lake Cowichan School. (Submitted)
Town of Lake Cowichan council meetings are now on Zoom. (Screen Shot)

Town of Lake Cowichan council briefs

Municipal hall reno, backyard chickens, park upgrades and more

Town of Lake Cowichan council meetings are now on Zoom. (Screen Shot)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
North Cowichan council (pictured) held it’s first virtual council meeting back in April. Lake Cowichan council is following suit and will be posting their meetings on YouTube as well. (Screenshot)

Lake Cowichan going online with council meetings

For some, it’ll be the perfect background noise for deep sleep induction,…

North Cowichan council (pictured) held it’s first virtual council meeting back in April. Lake Cowichan council is following suit and will be posting their meetings on YouTube as well. (Screenshot)
Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island councillor makes rap video to promote active transportation plan

Active transportation is a personal matter for councillor Derek Koel.

Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
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