municipal politics

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

 

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

 

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 COVIDÔÇÉ19 Safe Restart Grants for Local Governments program

 

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
Mike Hallatt says making connections key in his run for mayor of Lake Cowichan
Mike Hallatt says making connections key in his run for mayor of Lake Cowichan
Former Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest will try to regain his position in a by-election to replace Rod Peters, who resigned as mayor in July. (File photo)

Ross Forrest eyes the mayor’s chair in Lake Cowichan again

Forrest served 10 years as mayor before losing the last election

Former Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest will try to regain his position in a by-election to replace Rod Peters, who resigned as mayor in July. (File photo)
It could be many months before the court’s decision on the judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit at the VIMC last year are known. (File photo)

Decision on judicial review of Cowichan Motorsport decision could take months

VIMC said it was assured by North Cowichan that expansion would be allowed

It could be many months before the court’s decision on the judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit at the VIMC last year are known. (File photo)
Suggested designs revealed for Duncan’s Station Street Park, Whistler Street
Suggested designs revealed for Duncan’s Station Street Park, Whistler Street
Five people have signed nomination papers in the race to replace Lake Cowichan’s former mayor Rod Peters (pictured) who resigned in July. (File photo)
Five people have signed nomination papers in the race to replace Lake Cowichan’s former mayor Rod Peters (pictured) who resigned in July. (File photo)