municipal politics

Plan underway for food court in Duncan’s Station Street Park

City of Duncan provides DDBIA grant to assist initiative, plus two other programs

 

Public, media blocked from council meetings in northern B.C. town for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules

 

Updated landslide hazard mapping shows reduced level of risk around Youbou

Information to be used to inform planning and development in the area

 

North Island mayors speak out on Regional District of Mount Waddington’s housing needs survey

The housing needs report will be completed by Nov. 15, a six-month delay from the original deadline.

Bankruptcy underway for Port Alice pulp mill buried in $272 million debt

Mayor sees bright future despite Neucel leaving 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

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

Duncan using empty streetscape to move forward with public works downtown

Some projects scheduled for later in the year accelerated due to COVID-19 quiet

North Cowichan to outline community crisis to provincial ministries

Initiative is part of campaign by local leadership to highlight regional concerns

Pressure builds for buses from Cowichan to ferry terminals

North Cowichan’s council now requesting bus connections be considered

Jet skis towing tubers on the river has Lake Cowichan concerned

A Transport Canada rep says there is support for the town if they decide on restrictions

Cowichan cracking down on intersection panhandlers

Signage to deter panhandling coming to Duncan, North Cowichan and Cowichan Tribes intersections

Proposed development freeze melts in North Cowichan

Huge pro-business crowd at Monday night meeting carries the day

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

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Police worry about violence targeting the outlaw motorcycle group

Hells Angels, strippers partied at B.C. community centre

An internal email showed staff complained after the April event in Langley

B.C. VIEWS: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

Silent Spring-inspired prejudice against ‘synthetic chemicals’ still rules