infrastructure

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 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

 

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.
North Cowichan is applying for a $1.7-million grant that would cover the cost of replacing the roof at the facility. (File photo)
North Cowichan is applying for a $1.7-million grant that would cover the cost of replacing the roof at the facility. (File photo)
A major $2.8-million expansion at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre is complete. (File photo)

Expansion project at Cowichan Aquatic Centre complete

Project largely funded through Federal Gas Tax Fund

  • Jan 12, 2021
A major $2.8-million expansion at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre is complete. (File photo)
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

The federal government is envisioning the money will be used to retrofit schools, hospitals and long-term care facilities

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna. (The Canadian Press)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Realistic figure to get Vancouver Island rail up and running $254 million: CEO

“The question should be why have we not already begun?”

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples was taken in a hi-rail truck on Oct. 10, 2019, along the E&N Railway from Duncan to Nanaimo to inspect the condition of the railway. Pictured, from left, is Al Kutaj, a superintendent with Southern Railway Vancouver Island, Andrea Thomas, the Island Corridor Foundation’s manager of corridor development, the ICF’s CEO Larry Stevenson and Staples. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Extensive clearing is being done that will make way for improved landscaping as part of the improvements along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Extensive clearing is being done that will make way for improved landscaping as part of the improvements along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)