Municipal Government

Ian Morrison, CVRD’s director for Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, said he doesn’t want to leave the decision on whether to raise the compensation for electoral area directors to the next board. (File photo)

Pay increase for CVRD directors back at table

Ian Morrison wants board to discuss issue before end of term

 

North Cowichan to hold second citizen satisfaction survey. (File photo)

North Cowichan to conduct second citizen satisfaction survey

Results expected later in the summer

  • Jul 8, 2022

 

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

North Cowichan to hold public hearing on its updated OCP on July 18-19. (File photo)

North Cowichan to hold public hearing on updated OCP

Public hearing to be held July 18-19

  • Jul 4, 2022
North Cowichan to hold public hearing on its updated OCP on July 18-19. (File photo)
Florence James blesses the trail network with red earth. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Signage unveiled at Wul’aam Park in Chemainus

Ceremony coincides with National Indigenous Peoples Day

  • Jun 23, 2022
Florence James blesses the trail network with red earth. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
The Municipality of North Cowichan is considering options for the aging Maple Bay Wharf. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan considers options for aging Maple Bay Wharf

Public and stakeholder groups will be consulted

The Municipality of North Cowichan is considering options for the aging Maple Bay Wharf. (Citizen file)
Members of council in North Cowichan won’t be getting a raise after a consultant’s report recommended against it. (File photo)

North Cowichan council members won’t get big pay hike

But pay will keep up with rate of inflation

Members of council in North Cowichan won’t be getting a raise after a consultant’s report recommended against it. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said he hopes the federal government won’t download the retroactive costs of the new RCMP contract to local governments. (File photo)

North Cowichan hopes to avoid retroactive costs of new RCMP contract

Mayor says contract negotiations for local governments deeply flawed

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said he hopes the federal government won’t download the retroactive costs of the new RCMP contract to local governments. (File photo)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
Long-time North Cowichan city councillor George Seymour has died. (Submitted photo)

Long-time North Cowichan councillor George Seymour dies

Flags at municipal hall flying at half mast

Long-time North Cowichan city councillor George Seymour has died. (Submitted photo)
Joyce Behnsen announces in Chemainus she’ll be running for mayor of North Cowichan in the October elections. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen confirms candidacy for North Cowichan mayor

Former councillor announces bid to replace retiring Siebring

Joyce Behnsen announces in Chemainus she’ll be running for mayor of North Cowichan in the October elections. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)

Staff-strapped B.C. town scores childcare workers with free tuition, housing

District of Tofino takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)
North Cowichan has launched a new online engagement platform that provides people with opportunities to share input, ask questions, and present ideas. (File photo)

North Cowichan launches new online engagement platform

Municipality looking for more input on projects, programs and services

  • Mar 16, 2022
North Cowichan has launched a new online engagement platform that provides people with opportunities to share input, ask questions, and present ideas. (File photo)
The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ahousaht First Nation urges Tofino to limit alcohol sales to battle bootleggers

“No one really imagined what kind of a pandemic and state of emergency we really are in”

The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lori Iannidinardo, chair of the CVRD, encourages residents in the district’s nine electoral areas to provide input into the next phase of the Official Community Plan process. (File photo)

CVRD urging electoral area residents to join a Community Circle

Circles will form public consultation on new collective OCP

  • Mar 14, 2022
Lori Iannidinardo, chair of the CVRD, encourages residents in the district’s nine electoral areas to provide input into the next phase of the Official Community Plan process. (File photo)
Like so many houses in the region, Al Siebring’s place in Chemainus isn’t expected to stay on the market long after going up for sale Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan mayor’s house goes on the market

Selling part of the Siebrings’ relocation process to Alberta

Like so many houses in the region, Al Siebring’s place in Chemainus isn’t expected to stay on the market long after going up for sale Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
People who require services at North Cowichan’s municipal hall are encouraged to go online or call ahead. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan urges public to use online services as COVID surges

New measures in place during new COVID-19 wave

  • Jan 19, 2022
People who require services at North Cowichan’s municipal hall are encouraged to go online or call ahead. (Citizen file)
Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (File photo)

‘We don’t have the capacity’: East Kootenay Mayor takes aim at COVID health orders

With limited resources, local governments and private businesses are under too much strain from public health orders according to Sparwood Mayor David Wilks

Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (File photo)
CVRD eliminates a number of its committees. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Regional District slashes committees

Work to be done by committee of the whole

  • Dec 17, 2021
CVRD eliminates a number of its committees. (File photo)