infrastructure

Serving the needs of the community in Guatemala, from left: Tom Andrews, Chemainus Rotary Club, building an addition to a home, providing stoves for several families and nutritional supplements for 50 children for five months; Jacqueline Sheppard, former Rotarian who coordinates linking Rotarians with local Mayan volunteers and families; Gerry Beltgens from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, who is coordinating an educational program for Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan; and David Sheppard, Chemainus Rotary Club, who is building beds and tables for a local Mayan family. (Photo by Erin Mooney)

Building blocks back in place for Rotary Guatemala project

Presence of club members helps boost the infrastructure and spirits of Mayan villagers

Serving the needs of the community in Guatemala, from left: Tom Andrews, Chemainus Rotary Club, building an addition to a home, providing stoves for several families and nutritional supplements for 50 children for five months; Jacqueline Sheppard, former Rotarian who coordinates linking Rotarians with local Mayan volunteers and families; Gerry Beltgens from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, who is coordinating an educational program for Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan; and David Sheppard, Chemainus Rotary Club, who is building beds and tables for a local Mayan family. (Photo by Erin Mooney)
Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest

First 50 km of Connected Coast high-speed internet line laid

Project will connect approximately 90,000 remote coastal households to fibre optic network

Construction crews working on the Connected Coast connect a subsea fibre line to Ridley Island, outside of Prince Rupert, part of the first 50 kilometres of the build. Photo courtesy CityWest
Ali Falsafi stands in front of a mudslide on Cowichan Bay Road that pushed the concrete barriers into the middle of the road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Staff report sought on drainage and stormwater issues in Cowichan

Committee wants to know what options available

Ali Falsafi stands in front of a mudslide on Cowichan Bay Road that pushed the concrete barriers into the middle of the road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society is looking for donations for its pier reconstruction project. (File photo)
The Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society is looking for donations for its pier reconstruction project. (File photo)
Drivers on Renfrew Road in Shawnigan Lake can expect single-lane alternating traffic in a section of the road on Dec. 3 as contractors repair a sinkhole. (Screen shot)

Final repairs on sinkhole on Renfrew Road today

Drivers can expect single-lane alternating traffic during repair

  • Dec 3, 2021
Drivers on Renfrew Road in Shawnigan Lake can expect single-lane alternating traffic in a section of the road on Dec. 3 as contractors repair a sinkhole. (Screen shot)
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The City of Duncan is planning to construct its first roundabout at the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The City of Duncan is planning to construct its first roundabout at the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
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

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