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Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island councillor makes rap video to promote active transportation plan

Active transportation is a personal matter for councillor Derek Koel.

 

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes delivers the inaugural address at council’s swearing-in ceremony in November 2018. The ceremony included blessings from representatives of two Christian churches. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes delivers the inaugural address at council’s swearing-in ceremony in November, 2018. The ceremony included blessings from representatives of two Christian churches – a fact highlighted in a report released by the BC Humanist Associaton on Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Christian-based prayer at inaugural Vancouver Island council meetings violates court ruling

Blessings violate Supreme Court decision that prayer in council is discriminatory

 

Parksville city hall sign. (PQB News file photo)

Panhandling in Parksville could come at a cost

Council votes on amendment to add $50 fine for solicitation in certain areas

 

Port Hardy council is looking at implementing a minimum rental property standards bylaw. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy sick and tired of derelict apartment buildings

Council considering minimum rental property standards bylaw to protect renters, community image

Port Hardy council is looking at implementing a minimum rental property standards bylaw. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Ed Mayne with photos of needles taken in Parksville by bylaw officers. (Cloe Logan photo)
Ed Mayne with photos of needles taken in Parksville by bylaw officers. (Cloe Logan photo)
Government Street will become a pedestrian-priority route starting June 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Government Street becomes pedestrian-priority corridor

One block of downtown street closed to cars entirely

Government Street will become a pedestrian-priority route starting June 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Sidney staff report identifies the south side of Beacon Avenue east of Second Street as a pinch point that may begin repurposing of two or more on-street parking spaces for pedestrian and outdoor commercial uses. Council Monday will consider a staff report on balancing growing demand for outdoor seating with public health needs. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

COVID-19: Island towns opening sidewalks and parking lots for business use

As B.C. enters Phase 2, businesses start to reopen using social distancing protocols

A Sidney staff report identifies the south side of Beacon Avenue east of Second Street as a pinch point that may begin repurposing of two or more on-street parking spaces for pedestrian and outdoor commercial uses. Council Monday will consider a staff report on balancing growing demand for outdoor seating with public health needs. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Parksville council will resume in person meetings as of June 1. (File photo)
Parksville council will resume in person meetings as of June 1. (File photo)
Campbell River mayor Andy Adams dressed up like a lumberjack for a video released by city council encouraging the community to stay strong and keep up the fight against COVID-19 just like iconic downtown carving Logger Mike. City of Campbell River video screen grab/YouTube
Campbell River mayor Andy Adams dressed up like a lumberjack for a video released by city council encouraging the community to stay strong and keep up the fight against COVID-19 just like iconic downtown carving Logger Mike. City of Campbell River video screen grab/YouTube
A group of Victoria police officers stand by as supporters block entrances to the B.C. Legislature. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria councillor calls VicPD allegations of assault at downtown protest ‘fake news’

Coun. Ben Isitt says VicPD is trying to ‘discredit Indigenous youth’

A group of Victoria police officers stand by as supporters block entrances to the B.C. Legislature. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Councillors from the City of Victoria are advocating for free youth transit passes regionally. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria again pushing for free youth transit passes regionally

The idea was originally rejected by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission in August 2019

Councillors from the City of Victoria are advocating for free youth transit passes regionally. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria councillor proposes part-time work for part-time pay in response to survey results

Survey asked residents if they would be in support of a 55 per cent salary increase

Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

The City seeks feedback into new designs for bike lanes proposed for 2020

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network
Victoria City Council hears back on the 2020 draft budget response (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victorians overwhelmingly opposed to 55% council raise

Results from the 2020 draft budget survey are coming to council

Victoria City Council hears back on the 2020 draft budget response (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria City Council are trying to get the public opinion on a significant salary increase. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Watchdog calls Victoria councillors’ request for salary increase ‘boneheaded’

Grumpy Taxpayer$ wish to see reductions in councillor wages to meet local average

Victoria City Council are trying to get the public opinion on a significant salary increase. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)