municipal politics

CVRD Cobble Hill director Mike Wilson censured for disrespectful conduct towards an employee. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

CVRD Cobble Hill director censured for disrespectful conduct

Mike Wilson found to have violated district’s code of conduct

 

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)

CVRD staff to write report on child-care options for directors

Some directors feel lack of child care limits young people from running for office

 

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)

CVRD director wants more young people to run for office

Alison Nicholson wants district to remove barriers for young politicians

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)
Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘We’ll see where it goes’: dry Alberta town surveys citizens on its alcohol ban

Raymond, about 240 kilometres south of Calgary, does not allow alcohol service in any establishment

Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
North Cowichan celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2023. (File photo)
North Cowichan celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2023. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says he won’t for re-election in the municipal elections in October. (File photo)

Al Siebring won’t run for re-election as North Cowichan mayor

Siebring has served 13 years on council, three as mayor

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says he won’t for re-election in the municipal elections in October. (File photo)
VIMC looks to Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal against North Cowichan. (File photo)

VIMC expected to file application to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada against North Cowichan

Municipality denied VIMC a development permit for expansion in 2019

VIMC looks to Supreme Court of Canada to hear its appeal against North Cowichan. (File photo)
North Cowichan council. (Citizen file)
North Cowichan council. (Citizen file)
Crime, safety and homelessness are the most important issues facing Duncan, according to the latest citizen survey. (File photo)
Crime, safety and homelessness are the most important issues facing Duncan, according to the latest citizen survey. (File photo)
North Cowichan and eight other local governments on south Vancouver Island have sent a latter to B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (pictured) raising concerns about plans to download the costs of police dispatching in the region. (File photo)

North Cowichan, 7 south Island local governments take exception to downloaded police costs

Colwood, Ladysmith, Langford, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, and View Royal

North Cowichan and eight other local governments on south Vancouver Island have sent a latter to B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (pictured) raising concerns about plans to download the costs of police dispatching in the region. (File photo)
North Cowichan Councillor Debra Toporowski.

Not a good time to discuss pay: North Cowichan council

Previous council wanted pay review conducted before elections next year

North Cowichan Councillor Debra Toporowski.
Lori Iannidinardo is the new chair at the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (File photo)
Lori Iannidinardo is the new chair at the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (File photo)
North Cowichan extends the public review of the draft OCP to Dec. 22. (File photo)

North Cowichan extends public review of draft OCP

Original timeline considered too short

  • Dec 10, 2021
North Cowichan extends the public review of the draft OCP to Dec. 22. (File photo)
The Municipality of North Cowichan has signed a four-year collective agreement with its CUPE workers. (File photo)

North Cowichan union workers will get 8% raise over four years

Members of CUPE Local 358 will also see other benefits in new collective agreement

The Municipality of North Cowichan has signed a four-year collective agreement with its CUPE workers. (File photo)
The City of Duncan has banned the use of most poisons to deal with rodents in all properties owned by the city. (File photo)

Duncan bans use of rat poisons in city properties

But pest control could become more costly for city

The City of Duncan has banned the use of most poisons to deal with rodents in all properties owned by the city. (File photo)
This large sign with North Cowichan’s now retired coat of arms on it that was located adjacent to the main door at Municipal Hall will be donated to the Chemainus Museum. (File photo)

North Cowichan’s retired coat of arms heading to Chemainus Museum

Museum expressed interest in acquiring artifacts to display

This large sign with North Cowichan’s now retired coat of arms on it that was located adjacent to the main door at Municipal Hall will be donated to the Chemainus Museum. (File photo)
North Cowichan Coun. Kate Marsh made a successful motion that will see Cowichan Green Community receive a grant of up to $82,000 to cover building and development permit fees. (File photo)

North Cowichan grants up to $82,000 for food hub

Funding to cover building and development permit fees

North Cowichan Coun. Kate Marsh made a successful motion that will see Cowichan Green Community receive a grant of up to $82,000 to cover building and development permit fees. (File photo)
North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice wants clarification from Cowichan Tribes on its position on development in the Bell-McKinnon area. (File photo)

North Cowichan to meet Cowichan Tribes on Bell-McKinnon development

Questions raised about First Nations’ attitudes toward plan for area

North Cowichan Coun. Christopher Justice wants clarification from Cowichan Tribes on its position on development in the Bell-McKinnon area. (File photo)
The Municipality of North Cowichan’s coat of arms was dropped by council in August. (File graphic)

No new coat of arms for North Cowichan expected anytime soon

Council rejects help from Royal Heraldry Society to create new one

The Municipality of North Cowichan’s coat of arms was dropped by council in August. (File graphic)