Municipal Government

Letter to the editor.

Many questions about proposal to automate garbage collection

While filling out the survey, questions found to be vague and detailed justification non-existent

  • Sep 10, 2021

 

Municipality of North Cowichan.

Council votes to participate in a single regional Emergency Management Organization

North Cowichan meeting highlights from Sept. 1

  • Sep 6, 2021

 

Municipality of North Cowichan.

Municipal forest reserve working group established with Quw’utsun Nation

The Municipality of North Cowichan and the Quw’utsun Nation have signed a…

  • Sep 4, 2021

 

Municipality of North Cowichan.

North Cowichan seeks input on proposed changes to curbside collection service

Switch to the use of mechanical arms from manual collection under consideration

  • Aug 29, 2021
Municipality of North Cowichan.
Diane Proctor of Port Alberni is so upset about city council’s recent decision to increase wages that she has been picketing with a sign out front of city hall and other locations. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni senior rages against city council voting itself a 40% pay hike

Decision made to get pay in line with other municipalities goes into effect after next election

Diane Proctor of Port Alberni is so upset about city council’s recent decision to increase wages that she has been picketing with a sign out front of city hall and other locations. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
North Cowichan.

Council opts for a recovery budget during 2022-26

Gradual return sought to a sustainable capital program and maintaining of current service levels

  • Jul 25, 2021
North Cowichan.
Dozens of municipal employees in the Cowichan Valley make more than $100,000 per year. (File photo)
Dozens of municipal employees in the Cowichan Valley make more than $100,000 per year. (File photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Letters to the editor.

Golden opportunity missed to down-zone property

Council chooses to continually ignore the official community plan in its decisions

  • Jul 7, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Property tax deadline looms for Vancouver Island homeowners

Payments, grant applications due by Friday, July 2

Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Letters to the editor.

Affordable housing along the Trans Canada Highway?

Proposed development doesn’t offer any benefits of rural living

  • Jun 30, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

Proposal to downzone Trans-Canada Highway property defeated

Site planned for a modular home park will remain with R5 zoning

  • Jun 5, 2021
Municipality of North Cowichan.
Planters are abundant along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Project response a familiar refrain

Corridor upgrade just like Waterwheel parking lot for concerns

Planters are abundant along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cars go around the River Road roundabout. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Residents offer Chemainus Road project reviews

Overall look gets a passing grade, but some elements cited as problematic

Cars go around the River Road roundabout. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

River Road ALR property exclusion application denied

Council not forwarding to Agricultural Land Commission after much debate

Municipality of North Cowichan.
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Minister Eby receives warning over ‘dangerous precedent’ in Penticton shelter dispute

UBCM president says Eby’s decision to use paramountcy powers undermines local government autonomy

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Police presence in Chemainus-Crofton will be increasing. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Step in the right direction for Chemainus-Crofton policing

Visibility to increase, new community policing office coming in the summer

Police presence in Chemainus-Crofton will be increasing. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the Editor.

Speedy service by operations department

North Cowichan responds to deplorable conditions at Askew Creek Park

  • May 6, 2021
Letters to the Editor.
Jeri and John Wyatt, with an aerial photograph of the Chemainus River Campground site, are going to be waiting with bated breath for the outcome from the ALC for ALR exclusion. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Municipality moves campground’s ALR exclusion application forward

Wyatts now await a decision after public hearing draws no opposition

Jeri and John Wyatt, with an aerial photograph of the Chemainus River Campground site, are going to be waiting with bated breath for the outcome from the ALC for ALR exclusion. (Photo by Don Bodger)