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North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring. (File photo)

North Cowichan considers extending deadline for property tax payments

A two-month deadline extension to Sept. 1 gets three readings

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Rod Douglas has filed a successful motion for more street and shade trees in future developments in the municipality. (File photo)

Street trees get backing in North Cowichan

Council wants more trees in new developments

North Cowichan councillor Rod Douglas has filed a successful motion for more street and shade trees in future developments in the municipality. (File photo)
North Cowichan now looking at raising taxes by 2.5 per cent in 2021. (File photo)

North Cowichan now considering a 2.5% tax increase in 2021

Municipality must adopt budget by May 15

North Cowichan now looking at raising taxes by 2.5 per cent in 2021. (File photo)
North Cowichan asked to protect trees in the municipality. (File photo)

North Cowichan again asked for tree-protection bylaw

Council makes it part of ongoing update of OCP

North Cowichan asked to protect trees in the municipality. (File photo)
Guy Johnstone, who operates the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery in Cowichan Bay, hopes that an emergency review of new regulations governing the spot prawn industry will see some changes. (File photo)

Feds to conduct emergency review of new West Coast prawn fishery regulations

Regulations make the sale of frozen-at-sea spot prawns illegal

Guy Johnstone, who operates the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery in Cowichan Bay, hopes that an emergency review of new regulations governing the spot prawn industry will see some changes. (File photo)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

North Cowichan postpones decision on cell tower placement

Cell tower policy may be developed soon

Municipality of North Cowichan.
North Cowicha to extend the time lines of its official community plan update. (File photo)

North Cowichan to extend time line of OCP review

Municipality also adds $55,000 to OCP budget

North Cowicha to extend the time lines of its official community plan update. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

North Cowichan to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
Crofton Fire Department members on the scene of Twin Gables fire in February of 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizens’ group calls for action at Twin Gables Motel

Crofton waterfront site called an eyesore and a nuisance property

Crofton Fire Department members on the scene of Twin Gables fire in February of 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Construction of the new $887.4-million Cowichan District Hospital to replace the existing hospital on Gibbins Road (pictured) is expected to begin in 2022. (File photo)

Land for new Cowichan hospital transferred to Island Health

New $887.4-million hospital expected to be completed in 2026

Construction of the new $887.4-million Cowichan District Hospital to replace the existing hospital on Gibbins Road (pictured) is expected to begin in 2022. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said staff were instructed to try and keep the tax increase for 2021 as low as possible. (File photo)

North Cowichan projecting a 2.31 per cent tax increase in 2021

Budget must be finalized by May 15

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said staff were instructed to try and keep the tax increase for 2021 as low as possible. (File photo)
The CVRD headquarters on Ingram Street will be closed for two weeks after significant damage was caused by a water leak over the weekend. (File photo)

CVRD headquarters closed for two weeks due to flooding

Offices significantly damaged

The CVRD headquarters on Ingram Street will be closed for two weeks after significant damage was caused by a water leak over the weekend. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)
Heavy winds knocked out power to about 7,000 BC Hydro customers during a sudden storm on Sunday. (File photo)

Wind storm knocks out power to 7,000 in Cowichan Valley

Almost all power restored by Monday morning

Heavy winds knocked out power to about 7,000 BC Hydro customers during a sudden storm on Sunday. (File photo)
Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said the board tried to be as frugal as possible when building the budget for 2021. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Regional District sets the average tax increase at 2.48% for 2021

District’s annual budget made up of 180 individual budgets

Aaron Stone, chairman of the CVRD, said the board tried to be as frugal as possible when building the budget for 2021. (File photo)
North Cowichan Councillor Rob Douglas. (File photo)

Council split, but maintains halt in public consultations on North Cowichan forest reserve

Council will wait until MOU with Cowichan Nation is signed

North Cowichan Councillor Rob Douglas. (File photo)
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Island MP wants parliamentary inquiry into sudden prawn fishery changes

DFO has made the sale of frozen-at-sea spot prawns potentially illegal

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North Cowichan will be updating its master transportation plan this year. (File photo)

North Cowichan looks to update its transportation plan

Public will be consulted for input

North Cowichan will be updating its master transportation plan this year. (File photo)
Two people diagnosed with COVID-19 at the homeless site on St. Julien Street in Duncan are self-isolating in their cabins (pictured). (File photo)

Two cases of COVID-19 reported at Duncan homeless site

Afflicted are self isolating in their cabins

Two people diagnosed with COVID-19 at the homeless site on St. Julien Street in Duncan are self-isolating in their cabins (pictured). (File photo)