Cowichan Valley Regional District

The bus is free to ride on Oct. 24 so voters can get to the polls to cast their ballots in the provincial election. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Free transit on Election Day in Cowichan

all day and on all regular routes

 

Fireworks are against bylaws in most of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, unless you have a permit. Check with your local government before you plan your display. (Citizen file)

Halloween fireworks displays in Cowichan require a permit

The CVRD’s fireworks safety page makes recommendations

 

Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC

Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC

AVICC provides a voice for Island communities

 

CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Valley Regional District will reopen three arenas in August

Ice will go back in at Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Community Centre and Kerry Park

CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)
Owners of the Kingzett Lake quarry are pleading with residents to stay away from the property as they work toward making in a public park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Shawnigan Lake quarry owners enforcing closure

Fatal accident a ‘mitigating factor’

Owners of the Kingzett Lake quarry are pleading with residents to stay away from the property as they work toward making in a public park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The CVRD has created a plan for child care in the region over the next 10 years. (Black Press file photo)

CVRD creates plan to fill child care chasm in Cowichan over next decade

Spaces and costs are main concerns for area families

The CVRD has created a plan for child care in the region over the next 10 years. (Black Press file photo)
Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said there will be no tax relief from the district this year to help residents deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)

CVRD says no tax relief during COVID-19 crisis

Budget for 2020 set in December

Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said there will be no tax relief from the district this year to help residents deal with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (File photo)
A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

A contract has been awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

Investigation into mass killing underway

  • Apr 20, 2020
CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia
Bing’s Creek, along with the CVRD’s other recycling centres, has been overwhelmed with customers in the last several weeks. (Citizen file)

CVRD recycling centres overwhelmed with people

COVID-19 has caused service limitations at the centres

  • Apr 14, 2020
Bing’s Creek, along with the CVRD’s other recycling centres, has been overwhelmed with customers in the last several weeks. (Citizen file)
While facilities in CVRD parks are largely closed, the parks and trails themselves in Cowichan remain open. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Valley parks and trails remain open for health and wellbeing of residents

Cowichan governments agree essential to provide residents with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors

  • Apr 9, 2020
While facilities in CVRD parks are largely closed, the parks and trails themselves in Cowichan remain open. (Citizen file)
Ladysmith Mayor and CVRD Board Chair, Aaron Stone (Submitted photo)

CVRD calls for continued COVID-19 vigilance, asks visitors not to come to Valley

With warmer weather, Easter holidays, district fears residents may become lax

Ladysmith Mayor and CVRD Board Chair, Aaron Stone (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has cancelled community centre and recreation programming through the end of April. (File photo)

CVRD cancels all recreation and theatre programs through end of April

Community centre and recreation programs cancelled through end of April

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has cancelled community centre and recreation programming through the end of April. (File photo)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
Vic Tyler’s tiny house still sits on his property near the fish ladder in Skutz Falls, despite orders from the CVRD to have it removed by March 15. (File photo)
Vic Tyler’s tiny house still sits on his property near the fish ladder in Skutz Falls, despite orders from the CVRD to have it removed by March 15. (File photo)
’It’s thumbs up and full speed ahead for hockey fans and players as they display banner announcing tournament coming up this weekend,’ said the cutline under the front page photo of the Lake News on March 26, 1980. ‘Friends, parents and other family members joined the players Sunday in an expression of support for their wind-up tournament. Several out-of-town teams will be competing with the local boys in the round robin contests. Welcoming banner was sewn by volunteer mothers.’

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’It’s thumbs up and full speed ahead for hockey fans and players as they display banner announcing tournament coming up this weekend,’ said the cutline under the front page photo of the Lake News on March 26, 1980. ‘Friends, parents and other family members joined the players Sunday in an expression of support for their wind-up tournament. Several out-of-town teams will be competing with the local boys in the round robin contests. Welcoming banner was sewn by volunteer mothers.’
Cowichan Valley man refuses to move tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley man refuses to move tiny home from his property

CVRD gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove his home, near Skutz Fall’s fish ladder

Cowichan Valley man refuses to move tiny home from his property
Pipes and valves were damaged during vandalism to the Mesachie Lake sewage system project the weekend of Feb. 22-23. (CVRD photo)

Vandals target Mesachie Lake Sewer Upgrade project

“This was not a crime of opportunity or of someone acting on a whim.”

Pipes and valves were damaged during vandalism to the Mesachie Lake sewage system project the weekend of Feb. 22-23. (CVRD photo)
CVRD recommends ‘social distancing’ as WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic; Green Party cancels leadership campaign events
CVRD recommends ‘social distancing’ as WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic; Green Party cancels leadership campaign events