municipal politics

Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.

Ucluelet passes new bed and breakfast restrictions in heated 3-2 vote

“We need to do something because people are losing the ability to live here”

 

Tofino mayor Dan Law is running for re-election unopposed. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino mayor running unopposed in municipal election

Dan Law was the only candidate for mayor on the ballot after Friday’s nomination deadline

 

The Tiny Home Village in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood welcomed 30 residents in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tiny home villages as solution to homelessness? 3 B.C. mayors say yes

Sites up and running in Victoria and Duncan, Port Alberni on its way to do the same

 

Port Hardy municipal hall. (North Island Gazette file photo)

More candidates come forward, District of Port Hardy will be holding an election

Port Hardy now has eight people running for six councillor positions

Port Hardy municipal hall. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Saron Gebresellassi is running for mayor of Campbell River. Photo contributed
Saron Gebresellassi is running for mayor of Campbell River. Photo contributed
Tofino and Ucluelet are set to elect new local governments on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tofino and Ucluelet municipal election candidates announced

Towns set to head to the polls on Oct. 15

Tofino and Ucluelet are set to elect new local governments on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel has decided not to run for re-election. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet mayor decides not to run for re-election

Mayco Noel stepping out of politics to focus on family

Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel has decided not to run for re-election. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)
Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
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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

Westerly file photo

Victoria now has a mayoral race on its hands

Coun. Marianne Alto throws hat in ring for 2022 election, joining Coun. Stephen Andrew

Port McNeill Councillor Derek Koel enjoying some free time with his two kids. (Derek Koel photo)

Port McNeill councillor talks how to help people with young families run for office

The next municipal election is just around the corner in October

Port McNeill Councillor Derek Koel enjoying some free time with his two kids. (Derek Koel photo)
Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino fends off housing crisis by extending permit for residential campground

Fears of being pushed into longstanding housing crisis allayed for Crab Apple Campground residents

Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)
Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)

Vancouver Island official pushing parental leave, child care for local politicians

Cowichan Station’s Alison Nicholson wants district to remove barriers for young politicians

Alison Nicholson, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, wants to remove barriers that keep young people from running for office in CVRD elections. (File photo)
Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘We’ll see where it goes’: dry Alberta town surveys citizens on its alcohol ban

Raymond, about 240 kilometres south of Calgary, does not allow alcohol service in any establishment

Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)

Tofino council vows to tackle off-leash dog concerns

District council working on strategies to mitigate longstanding issue

Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)
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Tofino investigating potential vacation rental restrictions

Staff checking in on vacation rental supply to determine if restrictions could boost affordability

(Westerly file photo)
Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Downtown pay parking expansion stalls in Tofino

Nothing likely this year as town’s municipal council hesitates on timeline

Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino’s municipal council is showing support for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s proposed biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. ((Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)

Tofino council shows support for proposed biosphere centre

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust proposal gaining traction

Tofino’s municipal council is showing support for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s proposed biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. ((Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)