municipal politics

City of Duncan establishes grant program during COVID-19 crisis

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

Sayward appoints new acting mayor amidst COVID-19

Councillor Bill Ives takes over as the acting mayor and moves forward with signing off on budget

City of Duncan to go online to gather public feedback on projects

Health crisis has caused the cancellation of workshops

North Cowichan accepting development applications again

Municipality had ceased accepting applications during COVID-19 crisis

  • Apr 24, 2020

Duncan council allows minor changes to College Street development

Project calls for five three-storey structures, with 21 units

Subsequent mayors’ resignations leaves Island village with a governance vacuum in perilous times

Sayward council will confer to elect an interim mayor almost a month after previous resignation as it continues to tackle COVID-19 with an emergency response team

North Cowichan must decide if it wants to continue with new RCMP building this year

Municiplaity wants to use alternative approval process instead of referendum

North Cowichan now to consider 1.8% tax increase in 2020

Staff had previously recommended a 4.4% tax increase

North Cowichan receives $10,000 for assessments in forest reserve

Funding comes from Ottawa and the Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership

  • Apr 13, 2020

City of Duncan considering a tax increase of 3.16%

But final adoption will wait until province lays out tax mitigation plans

City of Duncan to consider a 3.16% tax increase for 2020

But council may consider delaying discussion due to COVID-19 crisis

CVRD directors defer pay-raise discussion for 30 days

Board considering raise of $11,167 for electoral area directors

Neighbours raise concerns about Crofton development proposal

Parking a major concern for 11-unit subdividion

CVRD directors from Cowichan Lake area rip into quasi political groups

“They’re not out to save the world, they’re out to kick business.”

North Cowichan to outline community crisis to provincial ministries

Initiative is part of campaign by local leadership to highlight regional concerns

Long-time CVRD director for North Oyster/Diamond resigns

Mary Marcotte has been on leave-of-absence since September

Long-time CVRD director for North Oyster/Diamond resigns

Mary Marcotte has been on leave-of-absence since September