municipal politics

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

 

Council lifts moratorium on committee and advisory body meetings

Meetings to be done by electronic means and streamed to provide transparency for the public

  • May 23, 2020

 

CVRD’s board postpones pay raise discussion until 2021

Decision made due to financial uncertainty around COVID-19 crisis

 

Dormant Northern Vancouver Island pulp mill declares bankruptcy, owes $272 million

Port Alice’s main employer and tax payer has left the village on the hook for $1.8 million

Sayward appoints new acting mayor amidst COVID-19

Councillor Bill Ives takes over as the acting mayor and moves forward with signing off on budget

North Cowichan accepting development applications again

Municipality had ceased accepting applications during COVID-19 crisis

  • Apr 24, 2020

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

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

North Cowichan now to consider 1.8% tax increase in 2020

Staff had previously recommended a 4.4% tax increase

CVRD directors defer pay-raise discussion for 30 days

Board considering raise of $11,167 for electoral area directors

Neighbours raise concerns about Crofton development proposal

Parking a major concern for 11-unit subdivision

North Cowichan to outline community crisis to provincial ministries

Initiative part of campaign by local leadership to highlight regional concerns

Long-time CVRD director for North Oyster/Diamond resigns

Mary Marcotte has been on leave-of-absence since September

Long-time CVRD director for North Oyster/Diamond resigns

Mary Marcotte has been on leave-of-absence since September

North Cowichan seeks members for forestry working group

Applications available until March 6

  • Mar 5, 2020

Homelessness and affordability raised as major concerns in CVRD survey

But most CVRD residents content with quality of life

Cowichan Valley invited to bid to host another BC Games

BC Games Society invites North Cowichan to apply

North Cowichan to seek suggestions from First Nation in renaming street

Section of Humbird Street in Chemainus was to be renamed MacMillan Street

North Cowichan to create three new positions in 2020

Move would raise the proposed tax increase for the year from 4.03% to 4.49%