Local News

Impacts of COVID-19 on small business substantial

The future of Chemainus shops still standing will depend on local support once the pandemic subsides

MP Rachel Blaney happy with federal funding revisions for small busineses

Blaney provides latest updates on Canadian Emergency Businesses Action, COVID-19 and more

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Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks
Minister not feeling great about social media co-operation as election nears
Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle

Subsequent mayors’ resignations leaves Island village with a governance vacuum in perilous times

Sayward council will confer to elect an interim mayor almost a month after previous resignation as it continues to tackle COVID-19 with an emergency response team

CVRD to lower flags to half staff after tragedy in Nova Scotia

Investigation into mass killing underway

  • Apr 20, 2020

First phase of the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade nearing completion

Project has continued with alterations for social distancing during construction

Greater Victoria Indigenous artist takes unique approach to COVID-19 masks

Howard La Fortune thought he’d have some fun in designing a homemade mask

School District 79 eases students and families into at-home learning

Education system retooled by teachers gathering, creating and sharing resources

  • Apr 18, 2020

North Cowichan going ahead with new RCMP detachment AAP

Council made the unanimous decision at a special council meeting April 15

Paper Excellence Canada announces further temporary curtailment at Crofton mill

Heavy impacts from triple threat of fibre shortages, Malware attack and COVID-19

Vancouver Island leaders plead for stronger long weekend ferry restrictions

More than 30 officials back North Cowichan mayor’s letter asking B.C. to block non-essential travel

North Cowichan adopts 1.4 per cent tax increase for 2020

Taxes aren’t going down but they won’t be going up as much…

School district looking for public feedback on budget

Deadline set for April 19 for comments and input

  • Apr 15, 2020

McBride’s goes to great lengths for its customers

Employee Myers comes up with a key solution for keys dropped down a storm drain

‘Strong correlation’ between pandemic and 40-50 per cent drop in pollutants on Island

Nitrous Oxide, particulate matter 2.5, ozone have decreased significantly, says Environment Canada

Province extends fire ban in Cowichan until June 15

Bans also stay in place in other high-smoke sensitive zones

  • Apr 14, 2020

North Cowichan must decide if it wants to continue with new RCMP building this year

Municiplaity wants to use alternative approval process instead of referendum

CVRD recycling centres overwhelmed with people

COVID-19 has caused service limitations at the centres

  • Apr 14, 2020

North Cowichan now to consider 1.8% tax increase in 2020

Staff had previously recommended a 4.4% tax increase