infrastructure

A new cell tower proposed for Cowichan Bay has raised concerns among many in the community. (File photo)

Proposed cell tower in Cowichan Bay raises concerns

Petition against it has more than 550 signatures

 

Marsha Todd, the owner of Unique Home Health Care at 121 Station St., says the subsided sidewalk in front of her business is a tripping hazard for pedestrians. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Sidewalk cracks raise concerns for Duncan business owner

Marsha Todd said they are a tripping hazard

 

There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide last November saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Still no word on when Duncan’s Allenby Road will reopen

Road was closed last November after landslide

 

Mountainview Cemetery is expanding and North Cowichan is looking for input from the public on what people want to see there. (Courtesy of North Cowichan)
Mountainview Cemetery is expanding and North Cowichan is looking for input from the public on what people want to see there. (Courtesy of North Cowichan)
Cowichan’s new RCMP detachment, which is modelled after the new detachment building in Fort St. John, will receive $11.5 million in funding from the federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (Citizen file graphic)

Feds and FCM kick in cash for Cowichan’s new RCMP building

Facility will receive a $10-million low-interest loan and $1.5-million grant

Cowichan’s new RCMP detachment, which is modelled after the new detachment building in Fort St. John, will receive $11.5 million in funding from the federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. (Citizen file graphic)
Mark Frame, project manager of the new RCMP detachment that is under construction in the Cowichan Valley, said its completion has been postponed until the fall of 2023. (File photo)

New RCMP detachment now scheduled to be completed by October, 2023

Project was to be finished by this fall, but faced delays

Mark Frame, project manager of the new RCMP detachment that is under construction in the Cowichan Valley, said its completion has been postponed until the fall of 2023. (File photo)
North Cowichan is asking the province to help the tenants of the Magdalena apartment building who are expected to be evicted from the structurally deficient building sometime in the spring of 2023. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan asks province for help for Magdalena tenants

Residents expected to have to leave structurally deficient by the spring

North Cowichan is asking the province to help the tenants of the Magdalena apartment building who are expected to be evicted from the structurally deficient building sometime in the spring of 2023. (Citizen file)
Plans by the CVRD to build a parking lot in Taylor Park have been cancelled after a report concluded the area has too many environmentally sensitive areas for the project to move forward. (File photo)
Plans by the CVRD to build a parking lot in Taylor Park have been cancelled after a report concluded the area has too many environmentally sensitive areas for the project to move forward. (File photo)
A pedestrian overpass is being considered near the new high school. (Google Maps)
A pedestrian overpass is being considered near the new high school. (Google Maps)
The City of Duncan is applying for another government grant to help build the Cairnsmore roundabout, which is to be located at the intersection of Government, College, and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)

City of Duncan applies for grant for Cairnsmore roundabout

Project now estimated at about $2.3 million

The City of Duncan is applying for another government grant to help build the Cairnsmore roundabout, which is to be located at the intersection of Government, College, and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)
Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)

Highway resurfacing, patching, begins this week in Duncan area

Resurfacing and patch repairs scheduled for Highways 1 and 18

  • Jun 22, 2022
Work crews will be resurfacing and doing patch repairs to Highway 1 and 18 this summer. (File photo)
Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)
Alison Nicholson, the CVRD’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, has concerns around a proposal by Telus Communications to construct a new cell tower in Sahtlam. (File photo)

New cell tower proposed for Sahtlam

Telus looking to improve cell coverage

Alison Nicholson, the CVRD’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, has concerns around a proposal by Telus Communications to construct a new cell tower in Sahtlam. (File photo)
A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)

City of Duncan adds voice to opposing commercial anchorages in local waters

Authorities particularly concerned about Cowichan Bay where treatment plant’s outflow is planned

A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)
Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)

Community groups call for end of anchorages in local waters

There are 33 commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands waters

Community group calls for an end of commercial anchorages in southern Gulf Islands area. (File photo)
North Cowichan to hold alternative approval process on borrowing $4.8 million to build a new Crofton firehall. (File photo)

North Cowichan to hold AAP on borrowing for new $4.8-million Crofton firehall

10% of eligible voters must sign forms against project to stop the plans to borrow

North Cowichan to hold alternative approval process on borrowing $4.8 million to build a new Crofton firehall. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a $7.3-million government grant to help pay for the final phase of upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant. (File photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan applies for $7.3-million grant to upgrade wastewater plant

Work needed to clean up discharges into Cowichan River

The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a $7.3-million government grant to help pay for the final phase of upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant. (File photo)
North Cowichan is looking for a government grant that would pay for more than 77% of the costs of a planned $3.5-million upgrade at the Crofton sewage treatment plant. (File photo)

North Cowichan applies for grant for upgrades to sewage treatment plant in Crofton

Government grant would cover 73% of $3.5-million cost of project

North Cowichan is looking for a government grant that would pay for more than 77% of the costs of a planned $3.5-million upgrade at the Crofton sewage treatment plant. (File photo)
North Cowichan wants more information on plans for the new Crofton fire hall before proceeding with the project. (File photo)

As costs jump, council wants more info on Crofton fire hall rebuild

Council wants more information on cost implications

North Cowichan wants more information on plans for the new Crofton fire hall before proceeding with the project. (File photo)
The City of Duncan is extending three grant programs intended to assist the city’s businesses, residents, and property owners maintain and improve their properties. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan extends grant programs to assist with improving properties

Programs impacted by COVID-19 pandemic in 2021

The City of Duncan is extending three grant programs intended to assist the city’s businesses, residents, and property owners maintain and improve their properties. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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