Cowichan Valley Regional District

Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Cowichan recovery dashboard highlights challenges for tourism, housing and labour

Opportunities to provide meaningful support to Cowichan businesses being identified

  • Oct 12, 2021

 

David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)

Petition aims to help preserve Koksilah River Ancient Forest

Mosaic says it has no current plans to log the area

 

Sooke Lake Reservoir, shown here, is the primary storage site for Greater Victoria’s drinking water supply. The Capital Regional District just purchased a property on the north edge of the water supply area to help further protect the supply. (Photo courtesy CRD)

CRD acquires 58.7-hectare watershed to further protect Greater Victoria drinking water supply

Forested area near Grant Lake is part of the Cowichan Valley Regional District

 

Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)

Extensive vandalism at the Malahat’s Spectacle Lake Park

Picnic table cut, beer bottles smashed, sign shot with BBs

Vandals damaged a picnic table at Spectacle Lake Park with a chainsaw earlier this month. (Linda Mills photo)
A kayaker paddles off Kil-pah-las Beach in Cowichan Bay in July 2020. (John McKinley file photo)

Cowichan regional dashboard sheds light on progress towards recovery

Some sectors have struggled during the last 10 months while others are doing well

  • Feb 4, 2021
A kayaker paddles off Kil-pah-las Beach in Cowichan Bay in July 2020. (John McKinley file photo)
Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)

Flood mapping pursued in wake of last year’s Chemainus River situation

River saw historic flooding in rain event last year

Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)

Vote pending on proposed Nanaimo-Cowichan transit link

More than 1,900 survey respondents expressed support for inter-regional transit, notes RDN report

Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee is expected to vote on a recommendation that could see busing between Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley. (News Bulletin file)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)
CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison is the new president of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities. (Submitted)

Cowichan’s Morrison named president of AVICC

Association on Vancouver Island Coastal Communities provides a voice for Island communities

CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison is the new president of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities. (Submitted)
CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)

Cowichan ready to reopen three arenas in August

Ice will go back in at Lake Cowichan, Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre and Mill Bay’s Kerry Park

CVRD arenas will reopen for skating during the month of August. (Citizen file)
A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

A contract has been awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
Bing’s Creek, along with the CVRD’s other recycling centres, has been overwhelmed with customers in the last several weeks. (Citizen file)

Cowichan recycling centres overwhelmed with people

COVID-19 has caused service limitations at the centres

  • Apr 14, 2020
Bing’s Creek, along with the CVRD’s other recycling centres, has been overwhelmed with customers in the last several weeks. (Citizen file)
Many parks and trails of Vancouver Island are open, but remain subject to social distancing orders. Islanders are asked to stay close to home and avoid congregating in them this Easter weekend. (John McKinley file)

Officials ask for continued COVID-19 vigilance over Easter weekend

Warmer weather, Easter holidays, create fears Islanders may become lax in their social distancing

Many parks and trails of Vancouver Island are open, but remain subject to social distancing orders. Islanders are asked to stay close to home and avoid congregating in them this Easter weekend. (John McKinley file)
Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)

North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing

“You can expect delays accessing Mount Tzouhalem, or even to be turned away.”

Mount Tzouhalem is one of the popular areas that North Cowichan will be making sure doesn’t become too crowded during COVID-19. (Citizen file)
Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley Regional Disrict gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove Cowichan riverfront home

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property
Pipes and valves were damaged during vandalism to the Mesachie Lake sewage system project the weekend of Feb. 22-23. (CVRD photo)

Attack on Cowichan Valley sewer project a first for regional district

Premeditated pickaxe vandalism on Mesachie Lake upgrade comes at undisclosed ‘substantial’ cost

Pipes and valves were damaged during vandalism to the Mesachie Lake sewage system project the weekend of Feb. 22-23. (CVRD photo)