municipal politics

FAQs answered about proposed new $48-million RCMP detachment

30-day alternate approval process for borrowing ends on July 14

Plan underway for food court in Duncan’s Station Street Park

City of Duncan provides DDBIA grant to assist initiative, plus two other programs

North Cowichan won’t pay for new police officer

Local RCMP detachment says demand for services is growing

New fencing to be placed around Lake Cowichan sewage treatment plant

Concerns raised after deer drowns in new settling pond

North Cowichan taxpayers could face big tax hike in 2021

Lower tax increase in 2020 has ramifications for future years: staff report

City of Duncan approves grant for 39 Days of July

The $12,500 grant was originally denied by council until more information was received

Public, media blocked from council meetings in northern B.C. town for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules

City of Duncan looking for public input on Cairnsmore plan

Final draft to be completed in late summer

Duncan council request more information on grant request for 39 Days of July

More information needed for revamped festival this summer

CVRD releases updated landslide hazard mapping for the Youbou area

Information to be used to inform planning and development in the area

CVRD may have to delay 11 capital projects scheduled for 2020

More than 50 of the 81 projects are complete or are schedule for the year

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

Centennial Hall upgrade, parking lot paving among postponed capital projects in Lake Cowichan

Council lowers tax increase for the year due to COVID-19 crisis

Water in Lake Cowichan just fine, says acting mayor

Tim McGonigle said there is no truth to rumours of water advisories

CVRD’s board postpones pay raise discussion until 2021

Decision made due to financial uncertainty around COVID-19 crisis

City of Duncan to raise taxes by 2.51% in 2020

Council was consiering a tax hike of 3.16% before COVID-19 crisis

Dormant Northern Vancouver Island pulp mill declares bankruptcy, owes $272 million

Port Alice’s main employer and tax payer has left the village on the hook for $1.8 million

City of Duncan establishes grant program during COVID-19 crisis

The Government/Kenneth Street capital project will be delayed until 2021 to fund it