The Town of Lake Cowichan’s elected officials have decided, in a split-vote, to allow camping at Centennial Park for special events. Not after angering both sides of the argument with their flip-flopping, though. Too bad they didn’t research it more thoroughly the first time around. Councillor Franklin Hornbrook was right when he said that there was little new information brought to the table that they didn’t have, or couldn’t get, a year ago.
The fact that the government can go down to a 10 per cent HST is great. A slap in the face comes when thinking about the question that, if the public didn’t raise such a fuss about the tax shift, would they have offered the 10 per cent HST?
I’m willing to place a bet that people show up in Honeymoon Bay this August expecting to see Bay Days taking place (see Page 17). It always takes some time for people to adjust to change. So, tell as many people as possible that it’s this Saturday!
I was asked by a tourist the other day what there is to do in the Town of Lake Cowichan; not in the Cowichan Lake area, but the town specifically. I thought for a while, and suggested the Kaatza Station Museum, Duck Pond, tubing, and visiting my favourite local restaurant. Not that these aren’t great things, but the town clearly needs a bit more to lure in tourists.