Municipal Government

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19: Nanaimo considers one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease pandemic stress on business community

 

Sockeye salmon school in a small Bristol Bay creek in the summer of 2018. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in favour of a resolution asking government for for nature-based solutions in flood management that doesn’t compromise salmon habitat. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Catharine Martin)

B.C. municipalities pass resolution for salmon-safe flood control

The UBCM resolution seeks federal, provincial support to replace antiquated infrastructure

 

Downtown Fernie is pictured after a snowfall.

Fernie area declared community COVID-19 cluster by Interior Health

81 cases have been identified since Jan. 1

 

You can now renew your dog licence online with a credit card in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Renew dog licence online with credit card for 2021 in North Cowichan

Dog owners in the municipality have a number of choices for renewing their furry friend’s licence

You can now renew your dog licence online with a credit card in North Cowichan. (File photo)
North Cowichan CAO Ted Swabey said staff don’t have the resources to keep up with council’s ongoing priorities. (File photo)
North Cowichan CAO Ted Swabey said staff don’t have the resources to keep up with council’s ongoing priorities. (File photo)
North Cowichan's council is looking to change the name of Indian Road, located near Quamichan Lake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

North Cowichan looks to rename Indian Road

Name considered inappropriate

North Cowichan's council is looking to change the name of Indian Road, located near Quamichan Lake. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Residents and neighbours of Indian Road, which ends at Art Mann Park and Quamichan Lake, want the Municipality of North Cowichan to install speed bumps to slow traffic through the neighbourhood. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

North Cowichan considers safety measures on two roadways

Residents of Indian Road and Beaumont Avenue asking for speed bumps

Residents and neighbours of Indian Road, which ends at Art Mann Park and Quamichan Lake, want the Municipality of North Cowichan to install speed bumps to slow traffic through the neighbourhood. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan’s new RCMP detachment will now be constructed out of structural steel instead of mass timber, as originally planned, as a cost saving measure. (File graphic)
Cowichan’s new RCMP detachment will now be constructed out of structural steel instead of mass timber, as originally planned, as a cost saving measure. (File graphic)
Traffic delays on Chemainus Road can be expected in the days ahead. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Motorists should expect periodic delays and detours on Chemainus and River Roads

Work on corridor upgrade project to intensify in the weeks ahead

  • Sep 25, 2020
Traffic delays on Chemainus Road can be expected in the days ahead. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan council. (Citizen file)

Guest column: I come not to praise council nor to bury it

It is time to begin a conversation.

  • Aug 4, 2020
North Cowichan council. (Citizen file)
The Municipality of North Cowichan has partnered with the province to offer a retro-fit rebate program. (File photo)

North Cowichan partners with province in new rebate program

Retro-fit rebate program geared toware residences

  • Jul 24, 2020
The Municipality of North Cowichan has partnered with the province to offer a retro-fit rebate program. (File photo)
Socially distanced for now, but they’ve maintained a long connection through Fuller Lake Arena. Ernie Mansueti retired Friday, Laurel Whyte is right behind and Fred Kilner retired in May. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community pride always showed in Mansueti’s work

Retirement reflections revolve around so many projects and successes

Socially distanced for now, but they’ve maintained a long connection through Fuller Lake Arena. Ernie Mansueti retired Friday, Laurel Whyte is right behind and Fred Kilner retired in May. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist’s rendering of proposed new North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP building. (Photo submitted)

Group forms in opposition to spending on new RCMP building

Flaws in the voting process identified by North Cowichan residents

Artist’s rendering of proposed new North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP building. (Photo submitted)
Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project will continue once a successful bidder is determined for the next phase. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Phase Two of Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade to start in mid-July

Mid-November the target date for the completion of the remaining work

Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project will continue once a successful bidder is determined for the next phase. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring. (Photo by Robert Barron/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

City of Duncan, North Cowichan reopening municipal halls

North Cowichan’s municipal hall will reopen on June 15, but for tax payments only.

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring. (Photo by Robert Barron/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Municipal buildings aren’t the only thing closed in Lake Cowichan due to COVID-19. Streets are mostly quiet, and many businesses have shuttered to try to curb the spread of the virus. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Municipal buildings aren’t the only thing closed in Lake Cowichan due to COVID-19. Streets are mostly quiet, and many businesses have shuttered to try to curb the spread of the virus. (Kathryn Swan photo)
North Cowichan has awarded the contract for their OCP review. (Citizen file)

MODUS awarded contract for North Cowichan’s OCP

This year, North Cowichan is undertaking a comprehensive review and update of the 2011 OCP.

  • Feb 27, 2020
North Cowichan has awarded the contract for their OCP review. (Citizen file)
Aaron Stone, chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, invites the public to have their say in the development of the district’s new regional Official Community Plan. (File photo)
Aaron Stone, chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, invites the public to have their say in the development of the district’s new regional Official Community Plan. (File photo)