municipal politics

Group wants to start a pilot program for regenerative farms in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Group looks to North Cowichan for farmland

Land could also be used for affordable housing

 

The CVRD will reconsider its policies on fireworks after receiving complaints. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Regional District considers options for fireworks after receiving complaints

Distict only allows fireworks on Halloween and New Year’s Eve, with a permit

 

The Municipality of North Cowichan wants to replace the aging Crofton fire hall. (File photo)

New $3.8-million fire hall considered for Crofton

North Cowichan will have to seek electoral assent for project

 

North Cowichan is holding a survey on the various physical features that collectively contribute to the character of the municipality as part of its review of the official community plan. (File photo)
North Cowichan is holding a survey on the various physical features that collectively contribute to the character of the municipality as part of its review of the official community plan. (File photo)
The first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit when it was under construction. The Municipality of North Cowichan denied the VIMC a development permit for phase two of the project. That decision was quashed by the courts. (File photo)
The first phase of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit when it was under construction. The Municipality of North Cowichan denied the VIMC a development permit for phase two of the project. That decision was quashed by the courts. (File photo)
CVRD chairman Aaron Stone said the district’s new strategic plan “will help the region emerge from COVID-19 with greater resiliency and a clear sense of purpose.” (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Regional District finalizes strategic plan

Plan designed to face challenges, including COVID-19

  • Nov 20, 2020
CVRD chairman Aaron Stone said the district’s new strategic plan “will help the region emerge from COVID-19 with greater resiliency and a clear sense of purpose.” (File photo)
The owners of the VIMC said they don’t feel victorious after their court win over North Cowichan. (File photo)

Motorsport owners don’t feel they won a victory over North Cowichan

Lawyer says GAIN Group always wanted productive relationship with municipality

The owners of the VIMC said they don’t feel victorious after their court win over North Cowichan. (File photo)
City of Duncan to receive almost $1.6 million from province for pandemic relief. (File photo)

Province earmarks $1.57 million to assist City of Duncan with pandemic relief

Funding coming from COVID‐19 Safe Restart Grants for Local Governments program

City of Duncan to receive almost $1.6 million from province for pandemic relief. (File photo)
A four-storey mixed residential/commercial building is being proposed for this corner on Garden Street and Queens Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Developer asked to address parking issues for downtown Duncan project

Proposed development would see four-storey mixed residential and commercial building

A four-storey mixed residential/commercial building is being proposed for this corner on Garden Street and Queens Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Cowichan Duncan Chamber of Commerce is working to come up with a new funding formula for the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre on Drinkwater Road. (File photo)
The Cowichan Duncan Chamber of Commerce is working to come up with a new funding formula for the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre on Drinkwater Road. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan is asking its residents if they are in favour of allowing backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan considers allowing backyard chickens

Residents asked to take part in poll on issue

The Town of Lake Cowichan is asking its residents if they are in favour of allowing backyard chickens in residential areas. (File photo)
Court quashed the decision last year by North Cowichan to deny the VIMC a permit for its $36-million expansion plans. (File photo)

Court quashes North Cowichan’s decision to deny expansion at VIMC

Municipality ordered to reassess rezoning application

Court quashed the decision last year by North Cowichan to deny the VIMC a permit for its $36-million expansion plans. (File photo)
Sites are being considered 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)

Possible routes identified for new Cowichan sewage pipe

Public input will be sought in decision

Sites are being considered 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)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said financial penalties for council members found to be engaging in bad behaviour is a good deterrent. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said financial penalties for council members found to be engaging in bad behaviour is a good deterrent. (File photo)
The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)

City of Duncan looking to grant to cover cost of Cairnsmore traffic circle

Federal government would cover 60%, province would pick up the other 40%.

The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)

Langford could teach North Cowichan ways to deal with social issues: Siebring

Island city has only eight homeless people, according to last count

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The City of Duncan’s draft plans for the revitalization of Whistler Street were presented to council last month. (Submitted graphic)

Fence to be placed on Whistler Street in Duncan to deter transients

Six-foot fence meant to deter unwanted behaviour

The City of Duncan’s draft plans for the revitalization of Whistler Street were presented to council last month. (Submitted graphic)
Jayne Ingram brings experience to her race to be mayor of Lake Cowichan
Jayne Ingram brings experience to her race to be mayor of Lake Cowichan
Corrie Helliwell, running for mayor of Lake Cowichan, wants to play larger role in community
Corrie Helliwell, running for mayor of Lake Cowichan, wants to play larger role in community