municipal politics

Rod Peters resigns as mayor of Lake Cowichan

Byelection expected in the fall

 

Petition for judicial review of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples dismissed

Petitioners claim excessive bureacracy led to too many delays in process

 

Staples seeks to have petition seeking her ouster dismissed by the courts

Petition alleges Staples involved in numerous conflicts of interest

 

Construction of new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021

North Cowichan’s council unimously votes to borrow $48 million for project

Not enough opposition to halt new Cowichan RCMP detachment borrowing

Municipality received 1,364 response forms by deadline on July 14

Renovated Lake Cowichan town hall will include emergency operations centre

Upgrade project expected to be complete within months

FAQs answered about proposed new $48-million RCMP detachment

30-day alternate approval process for borrowing ends on July 14

Plan underway for food court in Duncan’s Station Street Park

City of Duncan provides DDBIA grant to assist initiative, plus two other programs

North Cowichan won’t pay for new police officer

Local RCMP detachment says demand for services is growing

New fencing to be placed around Lake Cowichan sewage treatment plant

Concerns raised after deer drowns in new settling pond

North Cowichan taxpayers could face big tax hike in 2021

Lower tax increase in 2020 has ramifications for future years: staff report

City of Duncan approves grant for 39 Days of July

The $12,500 grant was originally denied by council until more information was received

Public, media blocked from council meetings in northern B.C. town for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules

City of Duncan looking for public input on Cairnsmore plan

Final draft to be completed in late summer

Duncan council request more information on grant request for 39 Days of July

More information needed for revamped festival this summer

CVRD releases updated landslide hazard mapping for the Youbou area

Information to be used to inform planning and development in the area

CVRD may have to delay 11 capital projects scheduled for 2020

More than 50 of the 81 projects are complete or are schedule for the year

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September