Municipal Government

Joyce Behnsen has changed her mind about running for mayor, but instead will be putting her name on the ballot for councillor. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen drops out, leaving 4 in mayor’s race to North Cowichan

Plenty of names will be on the ballot in North Cowichan

 

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

 

North Cowichan Councillor Kate Marsh won’t be reimbursed the lost pay for breaching the municipality’s standards of conduct policy. (File photo)

North Cowichan councillor’s salary will continue to be docked

Kate Marsh breached municipality’s standards of conduct policy

 

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
The Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in downtown Campbell River is one of the services that will likely be “grandparented” and staying where it is under a new city bylaw amendment that will say where new social services can locate. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River looks to locate its social services outside downtown core

Public hearing on new bylaw to allow community input set for June 29

  • Jun 27, 2022
The Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in downtown Campbell River is one of the services that will likely be “grandparented” and staying where it is under a new city bylaw amendment that will say where new social services can locate. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Florence James blesses the trail network with red earth. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Signage unveiled at Wul’aam Park in Chemainus

Ceremony coincides with National Indigenous Peoples Day

  • Jun 23, 2022
Florence James blesses the trail network with red earth. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
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District of Tofino responds to staff strike vote, touts mediation

The statement confirms that both sides plan to meet with a mediator appointed by the Labour Relations Board

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District of Tofino workers vote to strike

A mediation with the BC Labour Relations Board is scheduled for June 27

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Tofino homeowners facing whopping 11 per cent tax hike this year

Taxpayers will be digging deeper into their wallets than initially expected

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B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
A younger population will shift Nanaimo’s economy over the next 10 years, forcing housing, services and amenities to keep pace, predicts the city’s latest state of the Nanaimo economy report. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s population starting to trend younger, says state of economy report

Pandemic and housing market lead to swings in construction and labour

A younger population will shift Nanaimo’s economy over the next 10 years, forcing housing, services and amenities to keep pace, predicts the city’s latest state of the Nanaimo economy report. (News Bulletin file photo)
Joyce Behnsen announces in Chemainus she’ll be running for mayor of North Cowichan in the October elections. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Behnsen confirms candidacy for North Cowichan mayor

Former councillor announces bid to replace retiring Siebring

Joyce Behnsen announces in Chemainus she’ll be running for mayor of North Cowichan in the October elections. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (File photo)

Tofino scores 3 new childcare workers through offer of free tuition, housing

District takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (File photo)
Contractors dismantle the Somass Sawmill Millwork building before owners Western Forest Products turn over the property to the City of Port Alberni. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)

City takes ownership of ‘the most important property within the city of Port Alberni’

Strategic planning, environmental considerations for Somass industrial lands

Contractors dismantle the Somass Sawmill Millwork building before owners Western Forest Products turn over the property to the City of Port Alberni. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)
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More than a year past deadline, Tofino still pumping raw sewage into the ocean

District taking another kick at the can to secure funding for a wastewater treatment plant

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The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ahousaht First Nation urges Tofino to limit alcohol sales to battle bootleggers

“No one really imagined what kind of a pandemic and state of emergency we really are in”

The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)
Like so many houses in the region, Al Siebring’s place in Chemainus isn’t expected to stay on the market long after going up for sale Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

North Cowichan mayor’s house goes on the market

Selling part of the Siebrings’ relocation process to Alberta

Like so many houses in the region, Al Siebring’s place in Chemainus isn’t expected to stay on the market long after going up for sale Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Sooke council approves climate change plan

Strategy targets a 50 per cent reduction by 2030 for corporate emissions

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Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke aims to slash building permit delay

Council approves staff request to hire another building inspector, clerical support

Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)