Robert Barron

North Cowichan Coun. Bruce Findlay’s motion for a 24-month amnesty on the municipality’s new urban-containment boundary was defeated 4-3 at the council meeting on Feb. 1 (Citizen file photo)

Motion for amnesty period on new urban containment boundary in N. Cowichan fails

Council votes 4-3 against Coun. Bruce Findlay’s motion

North Cowichan Coun. Bruce Findlay’s motion for a 24-month amnesty on the municipality’s new urban-containment boundary was defeated 4-3 at the council meeting on Feb. 1 (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Rob Douglas was finally successful in his efforts to have council direct hime to write a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure asking it to reconsider its decision not to make the Trans-Canada Highway the primary access point to Morgan Maples modular housing development in Chemainus. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan will try to intervene on issue of access to controversial development

Municipality will send letter to MoTI on having main access to Morgan Maples off TCH

North Cowichan Mayor Rob Douglas was finally successful in his efforts to have council direct hime to write a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure asking it to reconsider its decision not to make the Trans-Canada Highway the primary access point to Morgan Maples modular housing development in Chemainus. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan’s council has directed staff to review its consent-agenda policy. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan will no longer redact names from correspondence to council

Council had been asked to review the policy

North Cowichan’s council has directed staff to review its consent-agenda policy. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan considering moving forward with plan to transition to automated garbage pick up. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan considers moving forward with automated garbage pick up

Garbage fees could increase again in 2023, from $125 per year to $183, if plan approved

North Cowichan considering moving forward with plan to transition to automated garbage pick up. (Citizen file photo)
Team New Life (pictured), which raised $5,970, was the top fundraising team at the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser in Duncan last year. This year’s CNOY will be held on Feb. 25. (Submitted photo)

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser to be held on Feb. 25

Money to help vulnerable youth in region

Team New Life (pictured), which raised $5,970, was the top fundraising team at the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser in Duncan last year. This year’s CNOY will be held on Feb. 25. (Submitted photo)
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Workers and trucks are constantly on the move during the construction of the North Shore Estates housing development, which is being built by the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation, on North Shore Road. Pictured at phase 2 of the project is, from left, Aaron Hamilton, general manager of TSU Holdings, Melanie Livingstone, CEO of Tsu Holdings, and Brock Dupont, COO of Tsu Holdings. (Robert Barron/Gazette)

Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation’s projects springing up in Cowichan Lake area

Work continues on North Shore Estates residential development

Workers and trucks are constantly on the move during the construction of the North Shore Estates housing development, which is being built by the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation, on North Shore Road. Pictured at phase 2 of the project is, from left, Aaron Hamilton, general manager of TSU Holdings, Melanie Livingstone, CEO of Tsu Holdings, and Brock Dupont, COO of Tsu Holdings. (Robert Barron/Gazette)
The Cowichan Valley’s Tim Hortons raised $28,000 for three local charities during this year’s annual Smile Cookie campaign that was held Sept 19-25. Pictured are April Bartal, and Olena Shevchenko from Tim Hortons, Victoria Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Zoe Lauckner from the Clement Centre for Families, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Austin Dumont Tim Hortons and Lynne Huard from Tim Hortons. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Cowichan Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie campaign raises $28,000 for charity

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

The Cowichan Valley’s Tim Hortons raised $28,000 for three local charities during this year’s annual Smile Cookie campaign that was held Sept 19-25. Pictured are April Bartal, and Olena Shevchenko from Tim Hortons, Victoria Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Zoe Lauckner from the Clement Centre for Families, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Austin Dumont Tim Hortons and Lynne Huard from Tim Hortons. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Works has been fined $750 by Elections BC for breaking advertising rules during the municipal elections in October. (Citizen file photo)

Cowichan Works fined $750 by Elections BC for breaking advertising rules

Organization didn’t register as a third party during municipal elections in October

Cowichan Works has been fined $750 by Elections BC for breaking advertising rules during the municipal elections in October. (Citizen file photo)
There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide in November, 2021, saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Duncan’s Allenby Road reopening remains up in the air

Ministry expects slope above Allenby Road will still be unstable after road reopens

There is still no word on when Allenby Road will reopen after a landslide in November, 2021, saw the road closed between Miller and Boys Roads. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor talk to the press after holding a round-table discussion with local health-care workers about the ongoing crisis in health care at the Cowichan Community Centre on Jan. 26. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

NDP leader says health-care crisis getting worse during Duncan stop

Jagmeet Singh visits Duncan to talk to health-care workers

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor talk to the press after holding a round-table discussion with local health-care workers about the ongoing crisis in health care at the Cowichan Community Centre on Jan. 26. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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Roby Clement, co-owner of Duncan’s Goldstone Consignment Boutique, said she feels disappointed and violated after the store was broken into twice on consecutive nights this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan shop broken into twice on consecutive nights

Thousands of dollars in merchandise stolen from Goldstone Consignment Boutique

Roby Clement, co-owner of Duncan’s Goldstone Consignment Boutique, said she feels disappointed and violated after the store was broken into twice on consecutive nights this week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Waterfront properties in Youbou, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake have risen significantly in 2023 over last year. (Citizen file photo)

Waterfront property in Youbou up 28%: BC Assessment

Properties have almost doubled in value in last two years

Waterfront properties in Youbou, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake have risen significantly in 2023 over last year. (Citizen file photo)
There will be something for everyone at the Islands Agricultural Show 2023, which will be held at Cowichan Exhibition Park on Feb. 3-4. (Citizen file photo)

Business notes: Islands Agricultural Show 2023 to be held in Cowichan Feb. 3-4

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

There will be something for everyone at the Islands Agricultural Show 2023, which will be held at Cowichan Exhibition Park on Feb. 3-4. (Citizen file photo)
Bruce Coates, from the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society, stands next a large old-growth tree that is among at least five that were recently found by him and Larry Pynn in a remote area of North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve. (Submitted photo)
Bruce Coates, from the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society, stands next a large old-growth tree that is among at least five that were recently found by him and Larry Pynn in a remote area of North Cowichan’s municipal forest reserve. (Submitted photo)
Safety concerns are being raised about this section of the Cowichan Valley Trail over Bings Creek that was washed out in the atmospheric river event in November, 2021. (Gary McLellan photo)

Washout on Cowichan Valley Trail raises safety concerns

CVRD says it’s working to fix it

Safety concerns are being raised about this section of the Cowichan Valley Trail over Bings Creek that was washed out in the atmospheric river event in November, 2021. (Gary McLellan photo)
Marsha Todd, owner of Station Street’s Unique Home Health Care, is pleased that the City of Duncan has dealt with the damaged sidewalk in front of her shop. Pictured is Todd with her dog Stella. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Damaged sidewalk on Station Street in Duncan repaired

City of Duncan changes policy to better deal with sidewalk repairs

Marsha Todd, owner of Station Street’s Unique Home Health Care, is pleased that the City of Duncan has dealt with the damaged sidewalk in front of her shop. Pictured is Todd with her dog Stella. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
North Cowichan Tek Manhas says it’s the responsibility of senior levels of government to deal with homeless issues in the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file photo)

North Cowichan wants to see warming centre for homeless in another location

Centre was proposed for parking lot at community centre

North Cowichan Tek Manhas says it’s the responsibility of senior levels of government to deal with homeless issues in the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file photo)
The province’s Environmental Assessment Office is looking for public comments on plans by the Malahat Investment Corporation to expand it quarry in Bamberton (pictured). (File photo)

EAO seeks public comments on proposed Bamberton quarry expansion

Many in area want full environmental assessment of project

The province’s Environmental Assessment Office is looking for public comments on plans by the Malahat Investment Corporation to expand it quarry in Bamberton (pictured). (File photo)