infrastructure

The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Vancouver Island constable sets record straight on how to use a roundabout

Campbell River highway feature has drawn controversy since being introduced in early 2021

  • Oct 16, 2021

 

A highway bypass around the TCH corridor could ease traffic congestion, but many oppose the idea. (File photo)

Duncan highway bypass issue gets cold response from councillors

Bypass would ease traffic congestion on TCH corridor

 

Duncan Housing Society to host two public meetings on its renewal project for Duncan Manor. (File graphic)

2 public meetings to be held on Duncan Manor renewal project

In-person meeting planned for Oct. 14, and virtual meeting on Oct. 18. (File graphic)

Duncan Housing Society to host two public meetings on its renewal project for Duncan Manor. (File graphic)
Graphic of the proposed redevelopment of Duncan Manor. (Courtesy of Duncan Housing Society)
Graphic of the proposed redevelopment of Duncan Manor. (Courtesy of Duncan Housing Society)
The rezoning application for the redevelopment of Duncan Manor is expected to be submitted to the City of Duncan by the end of September. (File photo)

Controversial Duncan Manor proposal expected to be submitted to city in September

Duncan Housing Society expected to submit rezoning application by end of month

The rezoning application for the redevelopment of Duncan Manor is expected to be submitted to the City of Duncan by the end of September. (File photo)
North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice wants to find solutions to deal with substandard septic tanks in the municipality. (File photo)
North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice wants to find solutions to deal with substandard septic tanks in the municipality. (File photo)
The firefighters at the Mesachie Lake fire hall will soon be working out of a new retrofitted building after the Cowichan V alley Regional District was successful with its application for a $350,000 federal/provincial grant to fund the project. (File photo)
The firefighters at the Mesachie Lake fire hall will soon be working out of a new retrofitted building after the Cowichan V alley Regional District was successful with its application for a $350,000 federal/provincial grant to fund the project. (File photo)
The odours coming from the CVRD’s Bald Mountain Waste Treatment Plant have raised complaints from its neighbours. (Submitted photo)
The odours coming from the CVRD’s Bald Mountain Waste Treatment Plant have raised complaints from its neighbours. (Submitted photo)
The CVRD headquarters on Ingram Street will be closed for two weeks after significant damage was caused by a water leak over the weekend. (File photo)

CVRD headquarters closed for two weeks due to flooding

Offices significantly damaged

  • Mar 30, 2021
The CVRD headquarters on Ingram Street will be closed for two weeks after significant damage was caused by a water leak over the weekend. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan hopes to get its citizens to choose more active means of transporting themselves around the community. (File photo)

Many barriers to walking, biking in Lake Cowichan, according to report

Urban Systems to present final report this spring

The Town of Lake Cowichan hopes to get its citizens to choose more active means of transporting themselves around the community. (File photo)
An artist’s depiction of what the pier at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre will look like when the patio-portal project is complete. (Courtesy of Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre)
An artist’s depiction of what the pier at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre will look like when the patio-portal project is complete. (Courtesy of Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre)
Work continues on plans for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)
Work continues on plans for a new pipe that will see treated effluent from the Joint Utilities Board’s sewage treatment plant near Duncan diverted away from the Cowichan River and Cowichan estuary (pictured) to an outflow site in Satellite Channel. (File photo)
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Parts recycled, life returning to inlet as old Port Alice mill decommissioned

Bankruptcy company oversees de-risking the site, water treatment and environmental monitoring

  • Mar 7, 2021
The Port Alice pulp mill has been dormant since 2015. (North Island Gazette file photo)
A graphic design of the new RCMP detachment which will be located on a five-acre property bordering Ford Road and Drinkwater Road. (File graphic)

Heavy trucks not allowed shortcut during construction of RCMP detachment

North Cowichan won’t allow heavy trucks on Drinkwater Road where not designated

A graphic design of the new RCMP detachment which will be located on a five-acre property bordering Ford Road and Drinkwater Road. (File graphic)
The frequent disruptions to water service in Chemainus are expected to be a lot less after North Cowichan replaces the Smiley Road water main. (File photo)

Smiley Road water main in Chemainus to be replaced

$890,000 project expected to be completed this spring

The frequent disruptions to water service in Chemainus are expected to be a lot less after North Cowichan replaces the Smiley Road water main. (File photo)
Duncan’s City Hall will get a seismic assessment this year. (File photo)

Duncan City Hall to get seismic assessment

City hopes grants will help pay for seismic upgrades

Duncan’s City Hall will get a seismic assessment this year. (File photo)
Water and sewer rates are going up in Chemainus, Crofton and the south end. (File photo)

Water and sewer rates going up in Crofton, Chemainus and south end

Funding needed to help pay for capital projects

Water and sewer rates are going up in Chemainus, Crofton and the south end. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a government grant that would cover the costs of the upgrades and renovations at town hall. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan has applied for a government grant that would cover the costs of the upgrades and renovations at town hall. (File photo)
North Cowichan has decided to rename a section of the Dike Trail, located near Somenos Marsh , S’amunu Trail in honour of the long history of the Cowichan people to the area.

North Cowichan renames portion of Dike Trail to S’amunu Trail

Renaming in recognition of long history of Cowichan people in area

North Cowichan has decided to rename a section of the Dike Trail, located near Somenos Marsh , S’amunu Trail in honour of the long history of the Cowichan people to the area.