municipal politics

The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)

City of Duncan looking to grant to cover cost of Cairnsmore traffic circle

Federal government would cover 60%, province would pick up the other 40%.

The City of Duncan is applying to the province for a grant that would cover most of the costs of the new Cairnsmore roundabout that is planned the intersection of Government, College and Cairnsmore streets. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)

Langford could teach North Cowichan ways to deal with social issues: Siebring

Island city has only eight homeless people, according to last count

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring says the City Langford has lessons to share on how to deal with social issues. (File photo)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan mayoral candidates, from left, include Bob Day, Corrie Helliwell, Ross Forrest and Mike Hallatt. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The City of Duncan’s draft plans for the revitalization of Whistler Street were presented to council last month. (Submitted graphic)

Fence to be placed on Whistler Street in Duncan to deter transients

Six-foot fence meant to deter unwanted behaviour

The City of Duncan’s draft plans for the revitalization of Whistler Street were presented to council last month. (Submitted graphic)
Jayne Ingram brings experience to her race to be mayor of Lake Cowichan
Jayne Ingram brings experience to her race to be mayor of Lake Cowichan
Corrie Helliwell, running for mayor of Lake Cowichan, wants to play larger role in community
Corrie Helliwell, running for mayor of Lake Cowichan, wants to play larger role in community
Mike Hallatt says making connections key in his run for mayor of Lake Cowichan
Mike Hallatt says making connections key in his run for mayor of Lake Cowichan
Former Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest will try to regain his position in a by-election to replace Rod Peters, who resigned as mayor in July. (File photo)

Ross Forrest eyes the mayor’s chair in Lake Cowichan again

Forrest served 10 years as mayor before losing the last election

Former Lake Cowichan Mayor Ross Forrest will try to regain his position in a by-election to replace Rod Peters, who resigned as mayor in July. (File photo)
It could be many months before the court’s decision on the judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit at the VIMC last year are known. (File photo)

Decision on judicial review of Cowichan Motorsport decision could take months

VIMC said it was assured by North Cowichan that expansion would be allowed

It could be many months before the court’s decision on the judicial review of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit at the VIMC last year are known. (File photo)
Suggested designs revealed for Duncan’s Station Street Park, Whistler Street
Suggested designs revealed for Duncan’s Station Street Park, Whistler Street
Five people have signed nomination papers in the race to replace Lake Cowichan’s former mayor Rod Peters (pictured) who resigned in July. (File photo)
Five people have signed nomination papers in the race to replace Lake Cowichan’s former mayor Rod Peters (pictured) who resigned in July. (File photo)
City of Duncan denies four grant requests under COVID-19 program

City of Duncan denies four grant requests under COVID-19 program

To date, just three of nine requests accepted

City of Duncan denies four grant requests under COVID-19 program
North Cowichan is asking its citizens to complete a survey as the municipality works to update its Official Community Plan. (File photo)

North Cowichan holding survey on update to its Official Community Plan

Survey asks citizens to help “shape a vision” for community

  • Aug 24, 2020
North Cowichan is asking its citizens to complete a survey as the municipality works to update its Official Community Plan. (File photo)
Rod Peters steps down as mayor of Lake Cowichan. (File photo)

Rod Peters resigns as mayor of Lake Cowichan

Byelection expected in the fall

Rod Peters steps down as mayor of Lake Cowichan. (File photo)
Petition for judicial review of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples dismissed

Petition for judicial review of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples dismissed

Petitioners claim excessive bureacracy led to too many delays in process

Petition for judicial review of Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples dismissed
Staples seeks to have petition seeking her ouster dismissed by the courts

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

Petition alleges Staples involved in numerous conflicts of interest

Staples seeks to have petition seeking her ouster dismissed by the courts
Construction of new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021

Construction of new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021

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

Construction of new RCMP detachment to begin in early 2021
A rendering of the proposed new RCMP detachment on Ford and Drinkwater Roads in North Cowichan. (North Cowichan image)

Not enough opposition to halt new Cowichan RCMP detachment borrowing

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

A rendering of the proposed new RCMP detachment on Ford and Drinkwater Roads in North Cowichan. (North Cowichan image)
A request for a judicial review by the Supreme Court of B.C. has been filed in an effort to have Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples removed from office. (File photo)
A request for a judicial review by the Supreme Court of B.C. has been filed in an effort to have Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples removed from office. (File photo)
Upgrades at Lake Cowichan’s municipal hall will include an emergency operations centre. (File photo)

Renovated Lake Cowichan town hall will include emergency operations centre

Upgrade project expected to be complete within months

Upgrades at Lake Cowichan’s municipal hall will include an emergency operations centre. (File photo)