Municipal Government

The three candidates for mayor of North Cowichan, from left: Rob Douglas, John Koury and Rosalie Sawrie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Candidates for North Cowichan mayor and councillors state their case

Any political agendas avoided during Crofton all-candidates meeting

 

Joyce Behnsen has changed her mind about running for mayor, but instead will be putting her name on the ballot for councillor. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen takes herself out of mayor’s race to run for councillor

Plenty of names will be on the ballot in North Cowichan

 

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

 

Ben Maartman, CVRD’s director for North Oyster/Diamond, feels board directors setting their own pay is a conflict of interest. (Citizen file photo)

Next CVRD board will decide director’s pay raises

Raises for electoral area directors will be part of 2023 budget deliberations

Ben Maartman, CVRD’s director for North Oyster/Diamond, feels board directors setting their own pay is a conflict of interest. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan Councillor Kate Marsh won’t be reimbursed the lost pay for breaching the municipality’s standards of conduct policy. (File photo)

North Cowichan councillor’s salary will continue to be docked

Marsh breached standards of conduct policy

North Cowichan Councillor Kate Marsh won’t be reimbursed the lost pay for breaching the municipality’s standards of conduct policy. (File photo)
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

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

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)
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)